Monogamy Reviews

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Leslie Stonebraker
New York Press
March 16, 2011
A bit dirty and scattered, the film fails to offer any payoff for its crawling plot and salacious promises.
Pete Hammond
Back Stage
March 18, 2011
You may just want to forget about any sort of cinematic monogamy and find another movie to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
March 5, 2011
Framed as a relationship-on-the-skids drama, Monogamy is instead a shallow and unconvincing look at male psychosexual pathology.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
June 12, 2011
Monogamy asks us to root for lovers who seem disinterested in their own future.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
May 30, 2011
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 | Original Score: C
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 11, 2011
I reached the outer limits of my endurance level after 25 minutes, but you may make it to an hour.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 9, 2011
[An] irksome dither of an indie drama...
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 24, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
March 31, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Debruge
Variety
February 16, 2011
A painfully dull plunge into the suffocating self-absorption that seems to be killing modern romance: Ask not what your relationship can do for you, but what you can do for your relationship, kiddos!
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
March 9, 2011
Monogamy is pure monotony.
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
March 25, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
April 1, 2011
Jones has little to do besides look fed up, and justifiably so.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Katey Rich
CinemaBlend.com
March 11, 2011
Monogamy is surprising for how well it tackles themes we thought had been fully examined on film.
Eric D. Snider
Cinematical
March 11, 2011
A thoughtful and engrossing character study.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
March 16, 2011
Despite the ominous feel, this is a mystery about losing or gaining lives and unknown detours.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
March 11, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Pais
RedEye
March 17, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 25, 2011
Monogamy is a tough little movie. And a good one.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
March 16, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
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