The Monkey's Mask Reviews

June 14, 2002
An uneasy mix of tired detective-movie clichs and low-key arty pretension.
December 14, 2001
Wary, conflicted, gutsy, and simpatico, [Lang'd] make a fine series character.
December 6, 2001
Emphasizes sex at the expense of mystery.
October 18, 2001
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.
September 28, 2001
Boasts strong, highly watchable perfs.
September 27, 2001
Carries the leaden whiff of the ghosts of thrillers past.
September 7, 2001
Samantha Lang displays considerable style and assurance, with Porter and McGillis giving beautifully nuanced portrayals.
August 27, 2001
Remarkably sluggish and not particularly suspenseful.
August 24, 2001
Poetry, lesbian sex and murder might be a killer combination if a deadly pace weren't included in the mix.
August 10, 2001
Porter brings such buried heartache and old-school moxie to her role that I wish she had her own detective-movie franchise.
July 27, 2001
Samantha Lang's flat, paceless direction and Annie Kennedy's painfully expository script ... makes the conceit seem preposterous.
July 26, 2001
In Porter's capable hands, Jill Fitzpatrick's a feisty, vulnerable P.I. deserving of her own movie franchise.
July 24, 2001
The film seems dimly aware of its own ridiculousness, but it lacks the constitution for self-mockery.
July 20, 2001
It might be dressed up differently, but Monkey's is still a good, old-fashioned murder mystery.
June 28, 2001
Lang achieves an even spread of sexuality and thrills.