Welcome to Marwen

Welcome to Marwen

Welcome to Marwen

Blending animation with live-action, the latest film from Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump) stars Steve Carell as Mark Hogancamp, the real-life victim of an awful assault who built a scale-model world as a therapeutic outlet for his brain injury. Hogancamp was the subject of 2010 documentary Marwencol.

2018USA
AnimatedDramaTrue Story & Biography

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Welcome to Marwen / Reviews

Variety

Variety

The film is far from incompetent, and it brims with ambition, but too much of the time what's happening just sits there.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

There is not much in this movie that feels authentic or fully realised, but its very strangeness makes it hard to forget or dismiss.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The remarkable career of artist and photographer Mark Hogancamp has been turned into an elaborate and misjudged movie of baffling pass-agg ickiness and pointlessness.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

This true story from director Zemeckis, about a hate-crime victim trying to heal himself through puppet art, isn't hack work; there are ideas buried beneath its high-gloss surface and relentless uplift. But good luck trying to dig them out.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

You may be repelled, in the moment, by its oil-and-water mix of tortured sentimentality and creepy puppet play. You might also find it damnably hard to shake.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The story's knotty aspects reverberate under its sentimental-cum-inspirational surface. In the guise of a glossy entertainment, Welcome to Marwen gets at some unnervingly irresolvable truths about humanity.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A genuine oddity, Welcome To Marwen may not hit the emotional highs but mixes high-concept fun with a sincere attempt to describe trauma in an original visceral way.

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