Monster

2003

Action / Biography / Crime / Drama / Thriller

142
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 82%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 81%
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 118319

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Director

Cast

Charlize Theron as Aileen
Scott Wilson as Horton / Last "John"
Bruce Dern as Thomas
720p.BLU
815.80 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 49 min
P/S 5 / 100

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by maxmages 7 / 10

A killer movie with a killer performance

He is definitely a really good movie that has impressed and surprised me in many ways. I do not like watching movies that deal with crime. Just say I'm not a fan of crime thrillers or crime movies but I'm very interested in what's going on in the human head and that's why movies based on true events and the biography of a criminal or convicted person are always very interested I do not have much of this Film expected and even if I had that I would still be surprised to the most positive. The actors are doing a great job but I can not say more about the story the music the rest of the movie is okay but I think the director is really unique and this is one of those movies where I wish there were more female directors because there are some topics feelings and mindsets in films that can only be followed by a woman and therefore only women can bring decent.

So this is not a movie I would buy or anything but definitely one that I would watch at again when he is on TV or whatever I can recommend to anyone who is also interested but I say you should have a strong stomach.

PS: I take my hat off to Charlize Theron not only because she is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful white women of all time. she is a fantastic actress who always goes out of her way even in her bad movies she does a good job and a good job and here comes the best of her for show and I just can not believe what the make up artist did for a fantastic job because they are unknowable and it's almost unbelievable who is going to do it. (Thanks Patty Jenkins)

Reviewed by classicsoncall 9 / 10

"I got it under f...in' control, man."

I can't understand the number of reviewers on this board who feel that the character of Aileen Wuornos was given sympathetic treatment in the picture. Sympathetic? Really? If you didn't get the impression that she was a mentally defective, vicious and sadistic killer, than I don't know what movie one might have been watching. Aileen is all of that, as she slides off the rails of humanity while still believing she's a real good person.

So as far as the story goes, I think the film did a good job of portraying the real Aileen Wuornos, and is perhaps confirmed by reviewer 'piXelpiXelpiXel' commenting on a real life experience with the former prostitute. But in any event, one cannot disregard the stunning portrayal by Charlize Theron of the story's central character. When the picture first came out, and even today, I can't wrap my head around Theron's appearance as Wuornos, with the blotchy face, the weight gain and the dental implants. Her mannerisms and facial tics as well lend an eerie presence to the glamorous actress that I wasn't prepared for back then, and am still mesmerized by today.

As Wournos's friend Selby, Christina Ricci is generally competent, but I just didn't get the attraction between the pair. Then again, I can't imagine anyone being attracted to a figure like Wuornos, who even if she had cleaned up some of her act, would have stood out as something of a hillbilly. As dramatic and nerve wracking as the story was though, I almost cracked up at one point when Selby turns to Aileen and states "We can be as different as you want to be, but you can't kill people". It was offered almost like career advice and struck me so oddly that I had to stop the film at that point to ponder what Selby said.

Anyway, this is not a film for entertainment purposes, pretty much the title tells you that much. However it is a provocative film experience that will test your emotions, so be prepared for some unsettling responses to the story.

Reviewed by Thomas Drufke 7 / 10

Humanizing a Killer

One of the hardest things to do is made a typically unsympathetic character sympathetic. Monster deals with a famous serial killer from the early 1990's who believed she was killing for good reasons. Finding a way to write a direct such a character so that the audience doesn't automatically despise your lead is a difficult thing to do. Patty Jenkins and Charlize Theron found a way to do just that with Aileen Wuornos. The story deals with Aileen, who has had a rough life to say the least. She's been a prostitute since an early teen, physically abused by her family, and has been homeless for years ever since being kicked out of her home. Just by hearing that, there's at least some sense of pity I feel for her. This all leads to her meeting Selby Wall (based on Tyria Moore). The film portrays both of them at a rough patch in their life, which makes it all the more timely that they meet each other. After a relatively sweet romance for the first 40 minutes of the film, Aileen begins her crime spree. We may never know exactly how it all went down, but if she originally killed first victim because he was raping her and likely going to murder her, then I can feel a lot of sympathy towards her. As I said, Jenkins makes a choice to present Aileen as a victim herself, but that changes about halfway through. But I really appreciate the balance Jenkins gives to the crimes. They aren't faceless crimes without purpose, she's doing them for love and because her life is close to worthless without the money she's getting. By no means does that dismiss her from having any guilt, as no one should be murdered, but you can begin to understand her mindset just a little bit. It doesn't hurt that you have a great actress like Charlize Theron to build your film around, as she earned an Oscar for her turn as Aileen. It was well deserved I may add. Overall, Monster is a fascinating movie to get inside of a murderous psychopath, but it's more the moments of humanity in Aileen that stand out the most.

7.4/10

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