The Monkey's Mask Reviews

  • Aug 19, 2013

    What could have been an interesting spin on film noir is torpedoed by awkward performances, flat, self-serious direction, bad narration, and pages and pages of even worse poetry. It's hard to tell which poems were intentionally bad, and which ones were just plain bad. Those poor actors.

    What could have been an interesting spin on film noir is torpedoed by awkward performances, flat, self-serious direction, bad narration, and pages and pages of even worse poetry. It's hard to tell which poems were intentionally bad, and which ones were just plain bad. Those poor actors.

  • Sep 21, 2012

    w.t.f the first time girl on girl action managed to revolt. ok correction, the "married professor" was hardly a girl.

    w.t.f the first time girl on girl action managed to revolt. ok correction, the "married professor" was hardly a girl.

  • Jun 06, 2011

    A film hot and cold. Hot, sure, for the sex and cold for the flowers of deceit.

    A film hot and cold. Hot, sure, for the sex and cold for the flowers of deceit.

  • Oct 02, 2010

    Monkey meet Claire of the Moon.

    Monkey meet Claire of the Moon.

  • Brian R Super Reviewer
    Apr 13, 2010

    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.

    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.

  • Feb 16, 2009

    an interesting and low key film based on the book of poems by Dorothy Porter, about the murder of a young female poet. Susie Porter and Kelly McGillis have little rapport in their love scenes together but this adds to the mistrust between their characters. The twist at the end was reasonable enough

    an interesting and low key film based on the book of poems by Dorothy Porter, about the murder of a young female poet. Susie Porter and Kelly McGillis have little rapport in their love scenes together but this adds to the mistrust between their characters. The twist at the end was reasonable enough

  • Apr 20, 2008

    Ok, so I only watched this because Marton Csokas is in it, but it's quite good actually.

    Ok, so I only watched this because Marton Csokas is in it, but it's quite good actually.

  • Apr 02, 2008

    Aussie lesbian film with Kelly McGillis and an appealing young Aussie actress with disturbingly hairy 'pits!! It's a private eye crime thriller, with hairy woman trying to find a missing girl, whose English professor (McGillis) catches her eye and before you know it they're bonking! As soon as Marton Csokas turns up, it should be obvious where the film is going, but the Sydney setting is nice, McGillis is knocking on, but looking better than in her recent L Word turn. Story is so-so and sadly conforms to the evil/dead lesbian cliche, but it's sort of fun.

    Aussie lesbian film with Kelly McGillis and an appealing young Aussie actress with disturbingly hairy 'pits!! It's a private eye crime thriller, with hairy woman trying to find a missing girl, whose English professor (McGillis) catches her eye and before you know it they're bonking! As soon as Marton Csokas turns up, it should be obvious where the film is going, but the Sydney setting is nice, McGillis is knocking on, but looking better than in her recent L Word turn. Story is so-so and sadly conforms to the evil/dead lesbian cliche, but it's sort of fun.

  • Jan 19, 2008

    Despite people giving this poor reviews, I really enjoyed this movie. Kelly McGillis is amazing. The most shocking thing about it is the extremely bad poetry throughout and the use of the C word every 5 minutes.

    Despite people giving this poor reviews, I really enjoyed this movie. Kelly McGillis is amazing. The most shocking thing about it is the extremely bad poetry throughout and the use of the C word every 5 minutes.

  • Jan 10, 2008

    Can you believe this movie isn't available on netflix? The acting is fantastic! Susie Porter and Kellie McGillis have sex in this movie.

    Can you believe this movie isn't available on netflix? The acting is fantastic! Susie Porter and Kellie McGillis have sex in this movie.