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What Happened to Monday (2017)

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In a not so distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic "One Child Policy," seven identical sisters live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau. The Bureau, directed by the fierce Nicolette Cayman (Glenn Close), enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person: Karen Settman (Noomi Rapace). Taught by their grandfather (Willem Dafoe) who raised and named them - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - each can go outside once a week as their common identity, but are only free to be themselves in the prison of their own apartment. That is until, one day, Monday does not come home...

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Noomi Rapace
as Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday
Willem Dafoe
as Terrence Settman
Glenn Close
as Nicolette Cayman
Marwan Kenzari
as Adrian Knowles

Critic Reviews for What Happened to Monday

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

The film isn't as provocative as it means to be, but it gets a lot of juice from Rapace's multifaceted performance and an "anything goes" approach to plot.

August 17, 2017 | Full Review…

The disappointment of what What Happened to Monday could have been dogs this movie as it navigates safe, predictable roads through an unsurprising twist to a preordained ending.

August 17, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

[Rapace] gives seven performances; at least four are good. It's an audition for smarter roles than Hollywood's been giving her, maybe. Or maybe it's a wigstore-raiding lark.

August 17, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

[Noomi Rapace] manages to turn a derivative sci-fi movie into something slightly more exciting.

August 10, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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The star is up for the challenge, but the high concept quickly unravels.

August 9, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a whirlygig of inanely convoluted plotting, deeply dubious philosophy and shots of Noomi Rapace sliding glasses across tables to herself. You should probably watch it.

August 6, 2017 | Full Review…

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