Closet Monster Reviews

August 22, 2018
With its surrealist treatment of gay identity and hothouse take on familial melodrama, Closet Monster inevitably feels like a precious carbon copy of Xavier Dolan's work.
September 28, 2017
Murder, masturbation, melancholy, molly-this is one overstuffed Canadian debut feature. Perhaps they should have cut the talking hamster.
March 3, 2017
Somehow that revolutionary, empowering message never got through to Dunn. His film seems sexually and psychologically arrested in the pathology that blocks coming out.
October 13, 2016
A film school thesis project that somehow found its way into general release.
September 23, 2016
The determined eccentricity of the entire conceit-liberally laced with moments of hallucinatory surrealism-weighs the movie down, creating an airless ambiance at odds with any youthful verve which might appeal to the viewer.
September 20, 2016
It's when Stephen Dunn dares to inhabit the how and not the what of queerness that the film feels authentic and deliciously strange.