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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By James Berardinelli
A compelling, thought-provoking, and unsettling drama.
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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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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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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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San Francisco Chronicle

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

By Owen Gleiberman
In Monster Theron undergoes one of the most startling transformations in the history of movies.
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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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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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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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By geoelevation25
This is the grossest movie i have ever seen....


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...


By lugubriousthespian
Staggeringly brave performance here by Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron as prostitute turned serial killer Aileen Wurnous who was put to death after being convicted of brutally murdering seven men...

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