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Monster Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Powerful, painful for mature audiences only.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Cole Smithey
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Theron is the most convincing actress to play Aileen Wuornos ever and really dives into the role...
Rob Gonsalves
July 18, 2008
Theron makes Aileen realistically frightening and unreachable at times. Murder in her hands is certainly not cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Robert Davis
Paste Magazine
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
May 26, 2007
Makes you just want to back away for safety, but also cuts right through your heart for this long wounded creature.
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
April 22, 2007
Charlize Theron's Oscar-winning toure de force!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 29, 2006
A powerful film, and Theron's performance is as spectacular as advertised.
Full Review | Original Score: B

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.75/4

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Independent (UK)
March 7, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 27, 2005
Monster may be an appropriate memorial to Wuornos, though it can't possibly be as sad and miserable as her poor life must have been.
Read More | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
... sometimes, method acting is its own worst enemy. Theron is very, very good ... but many close-ups seem almost calculated to keep reminding us of just how extraordinarily her appearance has been changed.
Read More | Original Score: B+
Tony Medley
October 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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