• Unrated, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Dana Adam Shapiro
    In Theaters:
    Mar 11, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    May 17, 2011
  • Oscilloscope
  • Monogamy
    2 minutes 13 seconds
    Added: Feb 4, 2011

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Monogamy Reviews

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

This indie film about a young couple with various commitment issues is written with a lot of snap, crackle and pop culture cool.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 1, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Monogamy is a tough little movie. And a good one.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

March 25, 2011
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine

The real star of the film, however, is Shapiro who, despite treading on marginally derivative subject matter, demonstrates a solid sense of style and a refreshingly delicate hand with actors.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

March 22, 2011
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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Shapiro puts his own stamp on voyeur cinema.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

March 17, 2011
Matt Pais
RedEye

Demonstrates what you miss in a relationship when you're lost in your own head, and what might not be there when you come back.

Full Review Source: RedEye | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 17, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Despite the ominous feel, this is a mystery about losing or gaining lives and unknown detours.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

March 16, 2011
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Music supervisor Bernheim and DP Doug Emmett are able to choreograph the action in conjunction with the music to generate fantastic resonance in the scenes.

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 16, 2011
Katey Rich
CinemaBlend.com

Monogamy is surprising for how well it tackles themes we thought had been fully examined on film.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com

March 11, 2011
Eric D. Snider
Cinematical

A thoughtful and engrossing character study.

Full Review Source: Cinematical

March 11, 2011
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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With modest resources, some nice digital camerawork and an appealing cast -- the likable Ms. Jones draws you in easily -- Mr. Shapiro keeps you engaged even when his story falters.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

March 11, 2011
Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
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The film's final plot twist is easy to spot well before it arrives, but that doesn't detract from its crafty, heartfelt, and surprisingly sound affirmation of getting hitched.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 8, 2011
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?

Monogamy asks us to root for lovers who seem disinterested in their own future.

Full Review Source: What Would Toto Watch? | Original Score: 2/4

June 12, 2011
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

I walked away from the film disappointed, but there are some powerful ideas and performances buried somewhere in here, underneath the performance art itches.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: C

May 30, 2011
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY

Jones has little to do besides look fed up, and justifiably so.

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 2/5

April 1, 2011
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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The conceit is a decent idea for a thriller, if not a terribly original one, but Shapiro loses the rhythm with a plodding story and a pat ending we can see coming a mile away.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 31, 2011
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

Despite the pseudo-vérité style, the convincing improvised dialogue, and its intimations of Blow-Up and The Conversation, Monogamy never quite makes a full commitment.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 25, 2011
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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There are certain filmmakers who should have their Cassavetes card revoked, and on the evidence of "Monogamy,'' Dana Adam Shapiro has joined their ranks.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

March 24, 2011
Pete Hammond
Back Stage

You may just want to forget about any sort of cinematic monogamy and find another movie to see.

Full Review Source: Back Stage | Original Score: 2/5

March 18, 2011
Leslie Stonebraker
New York Press

A bit dirty and scattered, the film fails to offer any payoff for its crawling plot and salacious promises.

Full Review Source: New York Press

March 16, 2011
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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I reached the outer limits of my endurance level after 25 minutes, but you may make it to an hour.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 11, 2011
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