Professor Marston & The Wonder Women
Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017)

In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, the film is the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston to create the iconic Wonder Woman character in the 1940's. While Marston's feminist… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 13, 2017
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Professor Marston & The Wonder Women winds a lasso of cinematic truth around a fascinating fact-based tale with strong performances from its three stars.

David Sims
The Atlantic

The attention paid to Elizabeth and Olive's roles in every aspect of Marston's crazy life is enough to brighten this film.

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Christy Lemire
RogerEbert.com

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women aims to shake you up, make you think and maybe even squirm a little.

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

It's the story of how the character was created - a superhero-origins-origins movie - subverting the traditional biopic formula with affection, humor, and an irresistible "love is love" philosophy.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

Writer-director Angela Robinson is interested in both her subjects and their ideas, and that counts for something.

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Anne T. Donahue
Globe and Mail

With so much covered in under two hours, it might have been more effective to concentrate on a specific era or aspect of each character's story.

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Annlee Ellingson
L.A. Biz

A fascinating cultural history in the guise of a sweeping period romance, despite the nontraditional relationship at its core, with empowering female leads.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Wonder Woman's genesis in bondage play and a willfully naughty attempt to subvert the mainstream deserves a more courageous film than this one, gauzy and overscored.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

It rather clumsily explores the kinky roots of the female superhero and the thinly veiled bondage overtones at her story's core.

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Deborah Krieger
Bust Magazine

If anything, Professor Marston demonstrates the need for more portrayals of a diverse range of relationships and romances, because then the stories we tell will be as unconventional and original as each relationship we tell them about.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
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If you would ever wonder how this film managed to become so powerful to the mind, yet has trouble attempting to get a higher score than it has received,… More