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Monster Reviews

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½ January 8, 2017
This is all about Charlize Theron work. We talk about the best leading actress work in 10 years here. Kudos Theron, salute.
December 29, 2016
Unpleasant but gripping.
December 18, 2016
Exceptional. Amazing that a film about a serial killer can be so watchable and rewatchable. Also made better by Journey - Don't Stop Believing.
November 23, 2016
One of the best movies I've ever seen!
½ October 24, 2016
It can be hard to watch, and has some divots, but Charlize Theron's mind-blowing performance and Patty Jenkins' thoughtful direction seer the film into memory.
September 27, 2016
Disturbing, weird, and unpoetic horror story
September 2, 2016
To go into this movie with strict and uptight feelings of right and wrong is not an option. An almost too convincing performance from Charlize Theron as the notorious Aileen Wuornos is the first big focus. You can tell dedication by the fact you recognize the actress in the role. The second is the twist on the whole idea of doing anything for love, which blows your mind in many ways. There's great chemistry between Theron and Ricci's characters, especially at their most tumultuous times of their relationship. There's also the outside world, many of the facets being such a facade to the point that it feels alien to the two. It makes one wonder about the grey area, and it scares you how small it really is. There are so many layers to this movie that still haven't been peeled out yet, and god knows if it's for the better or for the worse.
August 25, 2016
I believe the only stand out in Monster was how terrific Charlize Theron's performance is.
August 21, 2016
The fairy-tale romance feels a little out of place, but Charlize Theron and Christina Ricci's performances couldn't be more fitting.
½ August 6, 2016
Very well done. Fantastic performance by Ricci and even better one by Theron.
½ August 2, 2016
I watched this movie just last night and it absolutely blew me away. Charlize Theron proves in this movie that she is basically capable of playing any role given to her, with a completely convincing portrayal of America's first female serial killer. Patty Jenkins also deserves a shoutout, for her directing and writing - a terrifying film, but captivating and I couldn't stop watching it.
½ July 14, 2016
Charlize Theron's unrecognizable brilliant performance and Christina Ricci's undeniable sense of affection are the things that make this film whole.
½ July 4, 2016
Monster is a really good watch; very entertaining in that it keeps you engaged the whole movie..there are no boring parts. Theron truly deserved and earned that Oscar; THIS is what an Oscar worthy performance looks like. Theron truly committed herself to the role, gaining weight and committing to looking haggard, as well as studying the character in depth beforehand. She nails the impression of the actual killer, Aileen W, spot on. I can't believe how much she resembles her physically as well as her mannerisms. Certain ppl win Oscars for roles like Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings playbook (really???) and even Brie Larson in Room, when their performances were perhaps simply a little stronger than average. But that's another topic :) Christina Ricci was great in her role too in this film. I say you can't go wrong choosing to watch this movie; great acting and great story-telling. A little depressing, but the film makes one look at the 'bigger picture' and gain a broader perspective on life and all the different types of people in it. Life ain't always fair, and to be sure some people are 'dealt shittier hands than others'.
May 2, 2016
Interesting characters built by great actresses drive the film, and the plot, into something very interesting and fast paced.
May 1, 2016
An unsettling, heartbreaking, raw, and emotional biopic that shines a brand new light on serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Never before have I felt so much sorrow and pain for someone like Wuornos. Charlize Theron not only gives the best performance of her career, but her portrayal is one of the best performances I have witnessed on film, period. Flawlessly written and directed by Patty Jenkins, and includes beautifully captivating music from BT. Theron may have stripped down to the bare minimum when it comes to looks, but she has never been more beautiful, figuratively speaking, on screen than she is in Monster.
May 1, 2016
A landmark masterpiece of cinema
April 12, 2016
Good film; easily Theron's best work.
March 24, 2016
Fascinating in a horrifying way. Charlize Theron is the Monster, making you shiver while you watch. Christina Ricci, usually not of interest to me, is convincing and the whole thing..... sad and very depressing.
½ March 22, 2016
Charlize Theron's strangely brutal and pained performance is entrancing and mesmerizing in a movie that doesn't offer much else.
February 19, 2016
Charlize Theron is outstanding, undoubtedly one of the best performances I have ever seen. When a film can make you empathise for a serial killer, that's when you realise how effective it is.
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