Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts


A wily feminist spin on a western tale of murder and revenge from Indonesian director Mouly Surya. Stars Marsha Timothy (The Raid 2).... More

In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, is attacked, raped and robbed for her cattle. To defend herself, she kills several men of the gang. Seeking justice, she goes on a journey for empowerment and redemption. But the road is long, especially when the ghost of her headless victim begins to haunt her.Hide

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  • At once an enjoyable genre ride and a feminist arthouse story, Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts might send some heads rolling but has its own head firmly on its shoulders. Full Review

  • Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts weaves basic elements into a tale worth telling splendidly accompanied by a sit-up-and-take-notice musical score. Full Review

  • At once tightly controlled and simmering with righteous fury, it's gorgeously lensed, atmospherically scored and moves inexorably toward a gratifying payoff. Full Review

  • Working with the cinematographer Yunus Pasolang, Ms. Surya gives "Marlina" a stark, steady, captivating look that keeps you largely engaged even when the story and your attention drift. Full Review

  • This movie, with its four coolly conceived chapters, is well crafted and composed, a little like a Tarantino film - although it is the opposite of macho. Full Review