• Monster's Ball (2001)

Monster's Ball

Release Date: December 26th, 2001

DVD Release Date: February 18th, 2003

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

"Monster's Ball" is a hard-hitting Southern drama tempered by a story of powerful, life-changing love. It is the story of Hank (Billy Bob Thornton), an embittered prison guard working on Death Row who begins an unlikely, but emotionally charged affair with Leticia (Halle Berry), the wife of a man he has just executed.

Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Heath Ledger, Halle Berry, Peter Boyle, Diddy , Yasiin Bey, Will Rokos, Milo Addica

Director: Marc Forster

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Lee Daniels Entertainment

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Transformation, Emotional, Death, House, Prison, Forbidden love, Mother, 2000s, Passionate

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

    Profoundly hopeful and optimistic film. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    As for myself, as Leticia rejoined Hank in the last shot of the movie, I was thinking about her as deeply and urgently as about any movie character I can remember. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Halle Berry is something else as Leticia Musgrove, the widow of an inmate who's just been executed by Hank and his crew, and that something else is commandingly passionate.

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Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)