Monster (2003) Synopsis
Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is one of the greatest performances in the history of the cinema.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
A compelling, thought-provoking, and unsettling drama.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Challenges audiences with an unrelieved portrait of self-destruction and horrific violence. American movies don't get much grimmer than...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Any which way you describe this uncompromising movie, it will never sound palatable. Still, it features one of the most spectacular...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
There's Theron, like a force of nature, compelling us to go beyond TV-movie supposition and look Wuornos straight in the eye. Her raw and...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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Theron is nearly unrecognizable in the role. She's also astonishingly good. Obscuring the movie star has liberated the actress.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In Monster Theron undergoes one of the most startling transformations in the history of movies.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A gruesome, helpless spiral barely saved by an actress locating humanity where few would have cared to bother.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Monster brings the horror stories of everyday life down to a recognizable level -- even as the actress inhabiting that story remains...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A seasoned director might have known when to ask Ms. Theron to do less, or nothing at all; as things stand, she acts at every single...
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awesome

By crgoldie68
the 5th best film i've ever seen. a powerhouse oscar-winning performance by charlize theron and sleepy hollow's own christina ricci did a great job being charlize's *****. i love this and i wished...

Best perfomence of all time

By Sienasilverstone
Love Charlize Theron. Ive watched this movie over and over and it always gives me goosebumps every time I see Charlize played this woman. The most beautiful and talented actress in Hollywood in my...

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Rated R | For for strong violence and sexual content, and pervasive language