The Monk Reviews

  • The Monk
    • Genre : Thriller
    • Release Date : March 08, 2013
    • MPAA Rating : R
    • Duration : 101
    • Production Budget : 15
    • Studio : ATO Pictures
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    • Reviews Rate
      Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.

    • Readers Rate
      5 of 5
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  • you are guaranteed to leave the theatre completely creeped out
    by Joseph Patterson [MTV ]
  • utterly eschews the excesses of Hammer, The Devils and nunsploitation
    4 of 4 by Anton Bitel [MovieScope ]
  • ultimately the movie disappoints, falling between two stools and failing to convince either as spectacle or as a fable about religious obsession
    by Bernard Besserglik [Hollywood Reporter ]
  • ultimately lacks any real emotional substance thanks to an abridged script that strips out both the novel's complexity and its more outlandish excesses
    3 of 5 by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon ]
  • this charts the spiritual and moral descent of Ambrosia
    3 of 5 by Tim Evans [Sky Movies ]
  • the photography and design are high points, with a night-time religious procession that is very freaky indeed
    3 of 5 by Dave Calhoun [Time Out London ]
  • the film promises arthouse thrills and spills. Sadly, it fails to deliver
    3 of 5 by Tara Brady [Irish Times ]
  • the film is a visual treat
    3 of 5 by Miles Fielder [The List ]
  • leaden with doom and swollen with symbolism
    3 of 5 by Paul M. Bradshaw [Little White Lies ]
  • it's interesting and unsettling, with a charismatic lead performance, but nowhere near as shocking as it should be
    3 of 5 by Kim Newman [Empire Magazine ]
  • has mounted it with an outstanding cinematographer
    by Tim Robey [The Telegraph ]
  • 3 of 5 Reviewed by Matt Glasby [Total Film ]

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