"Black Mirror for the Big Screen"... What Critics are saying about MARJORIE PRIME


Tim Robbins and Jon Hamm

MARJORIE PRIME, the new film by Michael Almereyda (HAMLET [2000], EXPERIMENTER), opens today at AFS Cinema. Alemereyda's adaptation of Jordan Harrison's Pulitzer-Nominated play features an all-star cast including Jon Hamm, Lois Smith, Geena Davis, and Tim Robbins. Set in the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie (Smith)—a jumble of disparate, fading memories—has a handsome new companion (Hamm) who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her.

We're fans of the movie here at AFS, but we'd also like to share a few of the glowing reviews from critics:

“MARJORIE PRIME [is] one of the most riveting, moving films of the year.” – Marc Savlov, The Austin Chronicle

"There's more going on in this movie's 90-plus minutes than in many summer blockbusters nearly twice its length" - Glenn Kenny, New York Times Critics' Pick

"MARJORIE PRIME is exquisite - beautiful, intense, shivering with empathy." - David Edelstein, Vulture

“MARJORIE PRIME contains asteadily accumulating stream of ingenious plot twists, sometimes very subtle orsubtly revealed.” – Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com

“It’s a haunting little film that ends with a somewhat overwhelming poignancy. It’s about the impression we leave on others, the details we remember, the stories we re-craft, the lies we tell ourselves and the love we’re lucky to experience. I’ll find it hard to forget.” – Ben Lee, The Guardian

NPR interview with Lois Smith