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The Monk

Overview


Genre :

Thriller

Release Date :

March 08, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Dominik Moll

Starring :

Vincent Cassel, Deborah Francois, Sergi Lopez, Geraldine Chaplin

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

“..you are guaranteed to leave the theatre completely creeped out..”
4 of 4

“..utterly eschews the excesses of Hammer, The Devils and nunsploitation..”
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]
3 of 5

“..ultimately lacks any real emotional substance thanks to an abridged script that strips out both the novel's complexity and its more outlandish excesses..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
3 of 5

“..this charts the spiritual and moral descent of Ambrosia..”
by Tim Evans [Sky Movies]
3 of 5

“..the photography and design are high points, with a night-time religious procession that is very freaky indeed..”
by Dave Calhoun [Time Out London]
3 of 5

“..the film promises arthouse thrills and spills. Sadly, it fails to deliver..”
by Tara Brady [Irish Times]
3 of 5

“..the film is a visual treat..”
by Miles Fielder [The List]
3 of 5

“..leaden with doom and swollen with symbolism..”
by Paul M. Bradshaw [Little White Lies]
3 of 5

“..it's interesting and unsettling, with a charismatic lead performance, but nowhere near as shocking as it should be..”
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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