Mary
Mary (2008)

An independent director casts himself as Jesus Christ in his film. The actress playing Mary Magdalene travels alone to Jerusalem after the shoot to continue her spiritual journey inspired by her role. A year later in Manhattan, a superstar… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 17, 2008
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Critic Score
59%
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User Score
43%


Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Mary is a mess. An inter esting one, yet still a mess.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Tightly framed and tightly wound, Mary is a claustrophobic, incandescent, nutty 83 minutes with everyone in the cast teetering on the ledge of madness.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Stylistically sophisticated and emotionally visceral

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Mary is a convoluted, hysterical mess of a movie with grandiose spiritual airs and not a drop of humor.

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Leslie Felperin
Variety

A sincere grapple with faith and redemption in cynical times.

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Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine

Many Ferrara faithful fetching for something uncanny will line up and get what they bargained for.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

It feels like the kind of snoozy artistic modulation that critics often confuse for maturation.

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Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter

Murky and forgettable.

Jon Frosch
Film Journal International

Cult director Abel Ferrara bites off more than he can chew with this murky, unfocused exploration of religion and faith in the age of media madness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"Mary" starts with the wrapping up of a film shoot about the life of Jesus, starring, written and directed by Tony Childress(Matthew Modine). Instead… More
Daisy Maduro
This film is far ambitious in its range than it is in delivering its message. Despite the cast, there was nothing spiritual in either the characters or the… More
Christopher Brown
Good Ferrara film that is very interesting, even if I didn't quite "get it". Once again Ferrara tackles my favourite theme in his films,… More