My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn (2011)

In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of 'The Prince and the Showgirl'. The film that… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 23, 2011
DVD Release Date: March 13, 2012
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Michelle Williams shines in My Week with Marilyn, capturing the magnetism and vulnerability of Marilyn Monroe.

Lisa Rosman

This is a trifle of a film about a trifle of a film. But trifles can be appealing, especially English trifles, and this one is no exception.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

A dubious idea done in by Adrian Hodges's shallow script and Simon Curtis's clumsy direction.

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Sarah Marrs

... the movie overall doesn't quite live up to the sum of its best parts.

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David Thomson
The New Republic

I believe the heart of the film, and the cleverest stroke of all, is Eddie Redmayne as Colin Clark, someone few of us will have heard of.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

[Williams] floats through the movie, perfectly capturing Monroe's way of rhythmically whispering through a song, looking softly frightened when uncertain, and not strolling so much as delicately oozing across the floor.

Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

The Marilyn Monroe story has been told to death and it is a tribute to the filmmakers that they have found a new and refreshing angle to present her irresponsible behavior fed by manic insecurities

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

That's all familiar lore but, to his credit, director Simon Curtis lays out these separate ambitions and conflicting tensions with breezy dispatch in the early frames.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Williams is a more three-dimensional Monroe than the love goddess herself. The performance is both an eerie imitation and a touching revelation.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

[My Week with Marilyn] is a delightful and entertaining movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A decent yet unmemorable biopic that has Michelle Williams doing a good job even though she doesn't resemble the real Marilyn at all (not even her tone of… More
Spencer S.
Any biopic of someone as timeless and monumentally classic as Marilyn Monroe is going to underwhelm compared to the real thing, but with this film it got pretty… More
Melvin White
Dame Sybil Thorndike: †First love is such sweet despair, Colin. My Week with Marilyn is such a terrific film with great performances from big names like… More
paul sandberg
My Week With Marilyn is another film "based on actual events", but this time truly believable as the co-writer of the screenplay is Colin Clark who… More
Daniel Perry
I did like this movie, but I think I found the point-of-view too jarring to really be able to get into it; the story was occasionally about the person… More
Nicki Marie
Kind of average. I was really looking forward to seeing it, but story was kind of minimal. Michelle Williams does put in a good performance as Marilyn and I… More