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.

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.

Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post

Enjoyable yet somewhat thin.

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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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Richard Schickel

It would be easy to overpraise this very slight little picture. But its heart is in the right place. Marilyn was now and then, here and there, kind of fun to be with.

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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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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Curtis occasionally takes his characters out of Pinewood, but they're never really set free, either in physical or emotional terms.

Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

A great big slab of middlebrow fan-fiction.

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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