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Monster's Ball

Rated R for strong sexual content, language and violence.

R In Theaters 12/26/2001 , 111min.
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90%
Viewer score based on 2 ratings
69%
Critic score based on 32 reviews

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Dana Stevens
The New York Times
The raw intimacy of some of the scenes -- whether they take place at a diner, in the death house or in the bedroom -- is breathtaking. Full Review
David Edelstein
Slate
When a movie wrenches you with the deaths of children then leaves you with nothing to take home but your confusion, it can make you thirsty for the blood of directors. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
The movie holds you in thrall from first frame to last. Hatred is hatred unslaked. So is racism, ugliness, love, lust and sorrow. Full Review
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
Dark and beautifully directed melodrama about the strange intersection of racism and emotional need. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
This is as anti-Hollywood a film as I have seen in recent months, one which takes conventional plot ideas and uses them not to season a melodrama, but to enrich fully three-dimensional characters and create a forceful motion picture. Full Review

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