Monster

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Released 2009

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Director:
Patty Jenkins
Released:
2009
Rating:
R
Monster is the chilling 2003 biopic based on the life of serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Wuornos (Charlize Theron) is a hitch-hiking prostitute who's about to kill herself after spending her last money on beer when, unwittingly walking into a gay bar, she meets young, naive Selby (Christina Ricci), who's been sent to live with her aunt in Florida in an effort to cleanse her of her homosexuality. Aileen, who's never been in a relationship with a woman before, warms up to her. As their relationship progresses, the two being to believe they're in love, and Aileen resolves to clean her life up and find legitimate work to support them. After a humiliating series of job interviews, she returns to prostitution. When one of her johns tries to rape her, Aileen kills him. This begins a new chapter in her life with Selby, where Selby doesn't ask where Aileen gets her money, and Aileen is filled with a twisted sense of empowerment, killing any john she can in the belief that all of her customers are potential rapists.moreless

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    The movie's biggest disappointment is the vague, unfocused performance of Ms. Ricci, an actress known for taking risky, unsympathetic roles. Here she seems somewhat intimidated by ...

  • 70

    Variety David Rooney

    Gritty and compelling as Monster is, the script's not entirely satisfying elaboration of the central relationship and Ricci's somewhat ungiving performance limit the material to th...

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times Manohla Dargis

    Phony choppers and a startling resemblance to Jon Voight aren't enough to transform Theron into Wuornos, and I didn't buy either the performance or the character for a second.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • (GOOD MOVIE) BUT ALSO SCRUFFY!

    8.0
    I believe the movie could have been made to roll along smoother like all good movies do. I think the roll of Aileen played by (Charlize Theron), could've been brought together better than which it was. The roll of Selby played by (Christina Ricci), was a flop and could've been made better for the actress. But never-less, it turned out to be a great movie in which it displayed the life of (Aileen Wuornos) who would make her money as a hitch-hiking prostitute who eventually starting killing her johns. But don't get me wrong, the movie " Monster " had two excellent actress's in (Charlize Theron) and (Christina Ricci) and we don't want to leave out thereat actor (Bruce Dern), who had a small part in the movie. (Charlize Theron) picked up two awards for her performance in the movie an (Academy Award) and a (Golden Globe). Watch it....moreless
  • Can't believe this is true.

    10
    PERFECT!!

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