Martha Marcy May Marlene

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  101 min.
Release Date: October 28, 2011 (limited)
DVD: February 21, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 3.72
based on 94 votes and 32 reviews
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Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes, Sarah Paulson, Hugh Dancy, Brady Corbet


Martha (Elizabeth Olsen) is a young woman rapidly unravelling amidst her attempt to reclaim a normal life after fleeing from a cult and its charismatic leader (John Hawkes).

Seeking help from her estranged older sister Lucy (Sarah Paulson) and brother-in-law (Hugh Dancy), Martha is unable and unwilling to reveal the truth about her disappearance. When her memories trigger a chilling paranoia that her former cult could still be pursuing her, the line between Martha's reality and delusion begins to blur.

Director: Sean Durkin
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Antonio Campos, Patrick Cunningham, Josh Mond, Chris Maybach
Screenplay: Sean Durkin
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  • 4 stars "gave me chills throughout the movie. Olsen was great."
  • 4 stars "great movie!"
  • 4 stars "movie gave me the creeps...really strong performances by hawkes and olsen."