April 11, 2020
Monster is an almost masterpiece film and serial killer biography. It's somber and honest while it does not glamorize Aileen Wuornos and gives her a bit of humanity.
November 16, 2019
A somber, manipulative movie of the week that has connected with many people, but not this one.
June 5, 2019
Theron keeps the proceedings on track. Her fierce, hauntingly vulnerable, Academy Award-winning performance shows us who Aileen Wuornos really was.
May 7, 2019
Jenkins's Monster tells the story of victimisation and re-victimisation through Aileen Wuornos.
October 12, 2010
By "Monster's" end, nothingness replaces Aileen Wuornos' ferocity - evidence of exhaustive efforts from Patty Jenkins and Oscar-winner Charlize Theron to emphasize this serial killer's fraying sanity, not her crimes' sensationalism.
May 4, 2010
The film's worth seeing for Charlize Theorn's stunning performance, based on complete physical and psychological transformation, but as a dramatic feature, it lacks an interesting perspective and is underpopulated in terms of characters.
May 11, 2009
Charlize Theron gives her finest performance yet in the unlikely role of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in this riveting depiction of the Florida prostitute's decent into madness.
April 29, 2009
Theron is the most convincing actress to play Aileen Wuornos ever and really dives into the role...
July 18, 2008
Theron makes Aileen realistically frightening and unreachable at times. Murder in her hands is certainly not cool.
June 3, 2008
As impressive as [Charlize Theron's] transformation is, it's likely to spawn more discussions about acting than about the topic at hand.
May 26, 2007
Makes you just want to back away for safety, but also cuts right through your heart for this long wounded creature.
April 29, 2006
A powerful film, and Theron's performance is as spectacular as advertised.
April 1, 2006
December 22, 2005
Theron gives a powerful, chameleon-like performance in this disturbing but very sad film that shows how harsh the world can seem to people living on the fringe of society.
July 5, 2005