Professor Marston & the Wonder Women

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women

Biopic on Dr. William Marston, the psychologist and inventor who created Wonder Woman. Stars Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast), Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3) and Bella Heathcote (The Neon Demon).

The true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston to create the iconic Wonder Woman character in the 1940s. While Marston’s feminist superhero was criticised by censors for her ‘sexual perversity’, he was keeping a secret that could have destroyed him. Marston’s muses for the Wonder Woman character were his wife Elizabeth Marston and their lover Olive Byrne, two empowered women who defied convention: working with Marston on human behaviour research while building a hidden life with him that rivaled the greatest of superhero disguises.

2017Rating: R13, Sex scenes, sexual themes, offensive language & nudity108 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical
91%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Vulture

Vulture

press

[Professor] Marston [& the Wonder Women] is simply a love letter to the amazing people who inhabit it.

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Variety

Variety

press

This is arguably the phoniest film you'll see all year, marred by clumsy direction, over-obvious acting and a wooden script that skews what was so radical about the thruple's arrangement into something tame and downright boring.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A sly and thoroughly charming Trojan horse of a movie, "Professor Marston" tells the story of the man who created Wonder Woman and the women who inspired him, both in and out of bed.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This movie spreads an odd pall of sentimentality and period-glow nostalgia over a fascinating real-life story.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

If there's any justice, this perfectly-timed counter-programming to the Amazon Princess' other big screen date will find an audience...

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

You may long for a more disreputable, less buttoned-up telling, but there is something about this one's sleek, streamlined conventionality that feels both appropriate and pleasing.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...uses the template of the traditional biopic to put forward "non-traditional" gender roles...

0

Surprisingly enthralling

I must confess I have not seen Wonder Woman. I didnt really know what to expect from this film but was soon sucked in by the story and the dynamic of the three main characters. I loved the three performances from the actors and the way that the period piece format was subtly subverted. I found it delicately sexy in ways that most movies with sex scenes fail...

4.0
0

Surprisingly entertaining

Went along with little real idea of what the movie was about. After the menage a trois nature of the relationship between Professor Marston and his real life wonder women was revealed - some slightly awkward audience moments there! - we found the story itself interesting and entertaining. We now view Wonder Woman in a different light and as more than just a...

3.0
0

Mixed review

Won a double pass. I found it lightweight, but enjoyable. The girlfriend thought it was a load of .......

3.0
0

Interesting, but ultimately disappointing

A somewhat disappointing movie given that it is factually incorrect on several key matters and seeks to justify its existence by focusing on eroticism and titillating the viewer with sex scenes that are based on conjecture and probably only occurred only in the imagination of the writer/director. In matters of factual accuracy the film fails by asserting...

2.0
0

Surprisingly Nuanced, Yet Traditional

Much like the subject matter this film surprised me by sticking close to a traditional romantic genre film, while dealing with an unconventional situation within that realm. While the first half plays out as expected, the true drama and energy arrives when the ropes begin to tighten and the investment in the characters, their relationships and their...

4.0
0

Surprised

Fantastic acting and costumes. Not what I had expected, a little uncomfortable in some parts but a really eye opener in lots of ways. Loved the facts at the end of the movie of the lives of Professor Marstons' Family. Thanks Flicks for the tickets.

3.0
0

Unexpected

Insightful into the life of Wonder Woman's creator and origins of the comic. The film interested me to go and read up on Marston and his wives. The film tackles some sensitive and difficult issues, but these were handled well with the performances and treatment of the material.

3.0
0

Enjoyable

Enjoyed this movie, gave me a bit of an insight into the origin of Wonder Woman. Great acting by cast. Thanks for the preview flicks.

3.0
0

A Pleasant Suprise

This was definitely worth a watch. Wasn’t quite what I was expecting, a bit of content in there that made my son uncomfortable sitting next to his father. Thanks very much for the opportunity – a pleasant surprise

0
Vulture

Vulture

press

[Professor] Marston [& the Wonder Women] is simply a love letter to the amazing people who inhabit it.

0
Variety

Variety

press

This is arguably the phoniest film you'll see all year, marred by clumsy direction, over-obvious acting and a wooden script that skews what was so radical about the thruple's arrangement into something tame and downright boring.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A sly and thoroughly charming Trojan horse of a movie, "Professor Marston" tells the story of the man who created Wonder Woman and the women who inspired him, both in and out of bed.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This movie spreads an odd pall of sentimentality and period-glow nostalgia over a fascinating real-life story.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

If there's any justice, this perfectly-timed counter-programming to the Amazon Princess' other big screen date will find an audience...

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

You may long for a more disreputable, less buttoned-up telling, but there is something about this one's sleek, streamlined conventionality that feels both appropriate and pleasing.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...uses the template of the traditional biopic to put forward "non-traditional" gender roles...

0

Surprisingly enthralling

I must confess I have not seen Wonder Woman. I didnt really know what to expect from this film but was soon sucked in by the story and the dynamic of the three main characters. I loved the three performances from the actors and the way that the period piece format was subtly subverted. I found it delicately sexy in ways that most movies with sex scenes...

4.0
0

Surprisingly entertaining

Went along with little real idea of what the movie was about. After the menage a trois nature of the relationship between Professor Marston and his real life wonder women was revealed - some slightly awkward audience moments there! - we found the story itself interesting and entertaining. We now view Wonder Woman in a different light and as more than just...

3.0
0

Mixed review

Won a double pass. I found it lightweight, but enjoyable. The girlfriend thought it was a load of .......

3.0
0

Interesting, but ultimately disappointing

A somewhat disappointing movie given that it is factually incorrect on several key matters and seeks to justify its existence by focusing on eroticism and titillating the viewer with sex scenes that are based on conjecture and probably only occurred only in the imagination of the writer/director. In matters of factual accuracy the film fails by...

2.0
0

Surprisingly Nuanced, Yet Traditional

Much like the subject matter this film surprised me by sticking close to a traditional romantic genre film, while dealing with an unconventional situation within that realm. While the first half plays out as expected, the true drama and energy arrives when the ropes begin to tighten and the investment in the characters, their relationships and their...

4.0
0

Surprised

Fantastic acting and costumes. Not what I had expected, a little uncomfortable in some parts but a really eye opener in lots of ways. Loved the facts at the end of the movie of the lives of Professor Marstons' Family. Thanks Flicks for the tickets.

3.0
0

Unexpected

Insightful into the life of Wonder Woman's creator and origins of the comic. The film interested me to go and read up on Marston and his wives. The film tackles some sensitive and difficult issues, but these were handled well with the performances and treatment of the material.

3.0
0

Enjoyable

Enjoyed this movie, gave me a bit of an insight into the origin of Wonder Woman. Great acting by cast. Thanks for the preview flicks.

3.0
0

A Pleasant Suprise

This was definitely worth a watch. Wasn’t quite what I was expecting, a bit of content in there that made my son uncomfortable sitting next to his father. Thanks very much for the opportunity – a pleasant surprise

0