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Monster (2004)

5 Ratings: 4.4
Drama and Gay & Lesbian movie directed by Patty Jenkins

Critics have universally praised Charlize Theron's performance inMonster, and the praise, for once, is astonishingly deserved. The gorgeous star ofThe Italian JobandThe Cider House Rulesvanishes into the character of Aileen Wuornos, a real-life serial … see full wiki

Director: Patty Jenkins
Genre: Gay & Lesbian, Drama
5 reviews about Monster (2004)
review by . April 27, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
'Monster' is a marvelous movie because Charlie Theron plays her character with such thorough knowledge and conviction that we are convinced that we're watching prostitute and serial killer Aileen Wuornos like it was done the first time. Add to the fact that writer/director Patty Jenkins makes all the right moves to tell the story without softening or sermonizing, and you have yourself a movie classic. Surely, it's not easy stuff to take in, but it's so interesting, one becomes glued to the heartaching …
review by . January 25, 2006
MONSTER is not a happy film. It's one of those movies that leave you dead at the end.     If there is one performance that will tear you up inside this film, it's Theron's. For the entire movie you can hardly believe that this is, in real life, beautiful women. Theron throws all the glamour out the window, gaining weight and frumping herself up to the point of being ugly. This is a complete 360 and she's so engrossing. She carries the film to heights. A lesser actress might turn …
review by . May 19, 2005
"Monster" is just one of those films where you want to pull for the villain(or perhaps, victim?) but you know that deep inside she is wrong. "Monster" tells with vivid detail the story of Aileen Wuornos(Theron), a prostitute who has basically been held down her entire life. Abused sexually, physically and emotionally by her family, Wuornos grows up on the streets as a prostitute. Eventually she finds true love in the arms of Selby(Ricci), a young outcast who she runs away with.     While …
review by . July 08, 2004
Is this film true? Is it sad? Is it sick & twisted, even? Yes on all accounts! But above all the film contains some great "bone deep" performances by Oscar winner, Charlize Theron as serial killer Aileen Wuornos, Christina Ricci as her lover, Selby Wall, and I will admit that it was nice to see Bruce Dern back on the screen as Thomas, Aileen's benefactor of sorts.Charlize Theron's performance cuts right down to the bone from her portrayal of Aileen's last ditch effort and lifelong quest for love, …
review by . June 02, 2004
The extraordinary achievement of this film about a prostitute who was a serial killer (all the more horrifying because the story is true) seemed to demand the vast reaches of the large theater screen to bring home all the grisly details of this story. But now that the movie is on DVD and is available for viewing in the sanctity and privacy of the home, the real treasure of what Director Patty Jenkins has achieved comes home. Aileen Wournos was a killer of her johns, yes, but seeing this biography …
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