The Monkey's Mask (2001)
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as Jill Fitzpatrick
as Prof. Diana Maitland
as Nick Maitland
as Mickey Norris
as Det. Sgt. Wesley
as Tony Brach
as Bill McDonald
as Tony Brach
as Barbara Brach
as Mr. Norris
as Mrs. Norris
as Evelyn McDonald
as Dad Fitzpatrick
Critic Reviews for The Monkey's Mask
An uneasy mix of tired detective-movie clichés and low-key arty pretension.
Wary, conflicted, gutsy, and simpatico, [Lang'd] make a fine series character.
Emphasizes sex at the expense of mystery.
The sex scenes between the women do little to advance the story, but they blessedly distract both Jill and the viewer from the thin narrative.
Boasts strong, highly watchable perfs.
Audience Reviews for The Monkey's Mask
Echos the traditions of a film noir. Susie Porter plays private investigator Jill Fitzpatrick hired to find clues to the murder of a young girl who(at the time) went to poetry sessions. Porter's character falls in love with a suspect (Kelly McGillis) who happens to be a teacher of poetry. The film has a decent amount of titilation but the narrative stays together and I really admired Susie Porter's performance. "The Monkey's Mask" sort of drags and sometimes the film does feel like it wants to focus more on titilation rather then the heart of the story and it's characters. Nonetheless, TM'sM is not a long film and goes by fast, it's shot really well and for what it's worth, kept me somewhat interested.
Can you believe this movie isn't available on netflix? The acting is fantastic! Susie Porter and Kellie McGillis have sex in this movie.
The plot itself isn't really strong enough to stand alone. And that leaves the film an essentially conventional whodunit, if one with a rather unconventional sleuth at its center.
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