Reviews: Welcome to Marwen (2018)

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  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Zemeckis is intent on pleasing the most people possible instead of letting Welcome to Marwen fly the freak flag it so desperately wants to.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: [Zemeckis’] latest, an adaptation of Jeff Malmberg’s sublime 2010 documentary “Marwencol,” seems to exist mainly to show off a new mode of special effect, one which accentuates socket jointed dolls with real eyes and mouths, like a high tech, motion smoothed, live action ‘Clutch Cargo.’
  • Candice Frederick @ The Wrap
  • Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv
    • Excerpt: Welcome To Marwen turns everything progressive into something problematic, not doing right by any of its heroes, especially its diverse female characters.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: The plastic terror of The Polar Express melded with the kooky charm of Forrest Gump is a bad, sometimes outright icky, way to tell a tale of trauma and recovery, and does a disservice to Steve Carell’s sensitive performance.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: Welcome to Marwen isn’t entirely successful at what it wants to do, but it’s an insanely ambitious picture that takes bold storytelling risks.
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: Welcome to Marwen, nestled deep in the uncanny valley and very far from the realm of good taste.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: For a movie dealing with the struggles of a man suffering from brain damage, this story could have used some clearer focus.
  • [New] | Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]