La narrazione mostra la graduale caduta nel baratro della protagonista. Sviluppo abbastanza classico senza guizzi degni di nota.Lei ha un buono spessore psicologico, ma sa un po' di già visto. Molto interessante il rapporto fra le due donne.C'è una certa critica alla società, anche se risulta un po' superficiale. Il lato tecnico non brilla ma nel complesso convince abbastanza.Theron in forma, ma un po' sopra le righe
Perhaps not the film that some of the victims deserved, but the film that Aileen Wuornos deserved, which is fine as a corrective as most people will never look past her designation as a "monster" anyway. I'm a bit of a sucker for aggressive levels of sincerity as long as the sincerity is not deployed in a cloying way. 'Monster' comes close, but the artfully artless performances anchor it. A solid, moving film.
Charlize Theron gives the performance of her career here and received a well deserved Oscar for it. Theron plays Wournos with a certain humanity that balances out the psychotic and paints a tragic tale of who would be labeled as the first female serial killer in America.
An astonishing performance from Charlize Theron in a taut character study based on a true story. Like 'Dead Man Walking', the spectator is challenged to empathise with a serial killer. Wuornos has a much more understandable rationale for her crimes than Poncelet. Theron's bravery to fully inhabit her psyche and tackle the cruelties of female exploitation is remarkable.
Die Liebesaffäre zwischen den Protagonistinnen ist gewiss eine melodramatische Strapaze, die dem Werk seine Grundessenz raubt und die erwartungsgemäße Härte entschleunigt, was sich jedoch durch trostlose Highway-Striche und der Bebilderung einer schäbigen Subinstruation des harmonischen Floridas ausreichend ausgleicht und trotzdem Qualität entsteht. Wo es Leben gibt, gibt es Hoffnung(-slosigkeit).
Nearly a perfect film, nearly. Though, the documentary about the prisoner it was based on is a good counterpart for Theron's portrayal was (though compelling) nowhere near as ambiguous as the real person. She would say or do anything to get what she wanted which was assisted-suicide, the real woman was an even better actress than Theron. It is what she wanted from day one of the caper.