Monster in a Box (2003)

Monster in a Box




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Movie Info

Gray's third performance film is a document of his experiences as a procrastinating novelist; the title refers to Gray's 1900-page manuscript, which is two years past deadline.

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Spalding Gray
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 28, 2006
New Line Cinema



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Critic Reviews for Monster in a Box

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | May 15, 1992
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Audience Reviews for Monster in a Box

Too much Spalding Gray. Considering this is a movie about Spalding Gray, perhaps this should not come as any great shock.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

This movie is a true tour-de-force. If you've seen Spalding Gray's "Swimming To Cambodia", you have some idea of what to expect, but here the subject matter is more emotionally charged, the words fly faster, and the topics careen so wildly that the viewer's mind is likely to be completely blown by the end of their first watching. Amazingly, all the elements fit together into a deeply satisfying whole. The camerawork also adds to the dynamics, and the end result is a journey like no other.

Heather Flescher

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