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Le moine (The Monk) Reviews

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
March 7, 2013
A work whose elegant atmospherics ultimately overwhelm the story, even with the terrific Vincent Cassel in the title role.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
March 7, 2013
What repulsed Coleridge in the novel clearly amuses the French director Dominik Moll in his diverting if somewhat thin adaptation.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
March 7, 2013
By the end, "The Monk" has revealed itself to be a too- predictable potboiler, served piping hot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 7, 2013
If only director Dominik Moll (who has clearly studied his Luis Bu˝uel) had not staged this bitter psychological horror story at half speed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
March 7, 2013
A beautiful-looking film that portends disaster. And disaster arrives, eventually. It just takes its time getting there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 7, 2013
Not bad for a robe-ripper along the lines of The Thorn Birds, but Diary of a Country Priest it ain't.
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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Chicago Sun-Times
March 7, 2013
"The Monk" is, first and foremost, a classy B-movie, keen to offer Gothic atmosphere, nudity, and mild shocks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Atkinson
Time Out
March 5, 2013
There's always room for another adaptation of Matthew Lewis's 1795 scandal-igniting ur-Gothic novel, and this lavish French turn positively seethes with the strain of Christian sex-dread and debauchery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
March 5, 2013
The finale, in which godly rites are juxtaposed against the vilest of sins, builds to an unholy power.
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Bernard Besserglik
Hollywood Reporter
March 4, 2013
Adaptation of gothic classic pleases the eye but ultimately disappoints.
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
April 24, 2012
The photography and design are high points, with a night-time religious procession that is very freaky indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5