• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 20, 2013
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Apr 17, 2013
    91
    HBO subscribers thereby are the beneficiaries of a film with star power and staying power. It won’t surprise you with its outcome--or for the most part, how it gets there. But it may well have more of an impact than anticipated.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Apr 19, 2013
    80
    The actresses' chemistry makes up for an earnest predictability in the storytelling.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Apr 15, 2013
    80
    Mary and Martha is a moving return to intimate form for HBO.
  4. Reviewed by: Sara Vilkomerson
    Apr 15, 2013
    75
    In heart-tugging fashion, writer Richard Curtis and director Phillip Noyce frame the duo's attempts to raise awareness about this preventable disease [malaria].
  5. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Apr 22, 2013
    63
    While Swank and Blethyn make everything they’re in more remarkable for their presence, the movie plays more like a based-on-fact Lifetime flick than an HBO work of fiction.
  6. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Apr 19, 2013
    63
    While well acted and artfully shot, it suffers from message movie traps.

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