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Le moine (The Monk) Reviews

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
March 7, 2013
What repulsed Coleridge in the novel clearly amuses the French director Dominik Moll in his diverting if somewhat thin adaptation.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
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.
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
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
March 5, 2013
The finale, in which godly rites are juxtaposed against the vilest of sins, builds to an unholy power.
March 4, 2013
Adaptation of gothic classic pleases the eye but ultimately disappoints.
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