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ka Martha Marcy May Marlene Rating 4 out of 5


  • Sean Durkin


  • Elizabeth Olsen
  • Sarah Paulson
  • Hugh Dancy
  • John Hawkes
  • Brady Corbet


A brainwashed young woman (Elizabeth Olsen) makes the break from the clutches of a sinister rural cult and seeks sanctuary in the bourgeois home of her sister. However, she’s still mentally in thrall to the cult's manipulative leader (John Hawkes) and struggles to adjust to life outside its all-pervasive confines. Debut writer/director Sean Durkin has crafted a chillingly dreamlike chronicle of mind control lifted by a sensational breakthrough performance from Olsen as the damaged waif.

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