Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Cath Clarke
    Oct 15, 2013
    Love, Marilyn blows out of the water the impression of Monroe as the helpless dumb blonde.
  2. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    Oct 14, 2013
    If not quite on the level of Garbus's terrific Bobby Fischer documentary, this still filled with fond recollections of Mazza's life and career. Fans will relish it.
  3. 75
    Remove the comma from the title and Love, Marilyn plays like the command it is.
  4. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Dec 13, 2012
    A heartfelt and well-intentioned love letter to an already deeply beloved star, and for anyone who's still not convinced, the picture works hard to make the case for Monroe's gifts as an actress.
  5. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Nov 29, 2012
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Nov 29, 2012
    This well-intentioned but clumsy attempt to get into the head of one of the 20th century's most famous women remains full of hot air.
  7. Reviewed by: David DeWitt
    Nov 29, 2012
    The intelligence and dynamism of Ms. Garbus's approach could hardly fail to make you appreciate Monroe's growth as an actor.
  8. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Nov 28, 2012
    Most of us consider Marilyn Monroe a born star with modest acting skills, but Love, Marilyn deepens the argument that the ditzy, dim-bulb ''Marilyn'' was every inch a performance, and a brilliant one.
  9. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Nov 27, 2012
    The badly miscalculated meat of the film is an endless parade of to-camera addresses by performers such as Lindsay Lohan, Viola Davis and Uma Thurman, all reading clumsily from Monroe's recently discovered letters and journal entries as if it were final-exam time at the Actors Studio.
  10. Reviewed by: Melissa Anderson
    Nov 27, 2012
    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

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
    a 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 »