Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
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  1. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Nov 29, 2012
    38
    Slicker than most attempts to document Monroe's successes and tragic trajectory, but even her own words don't provide much more of an insight into what made this troubled icon tick.
  2. Reviewed by: Melissa Anderson
    Nov 27, 2012
    20
    Fifty years after her death, the actress's corpse is still being picked over with ever-diminishing returns, as evidenced in Liz Garbus's garish, misguided documentary.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 6, 2014
    10
    a beautiful production... taken from journals of Marilyn Monroe, I felt that she was telling her story from her perspective. It was sad toa beautiful production... taken from journals of Marilyn Monroe, I felt that she was telling her story from her perspective. It was sad to witness her painful journey, so complicated by her battle with substance abuse which is evident throughout this documentary. Full Review »