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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Nicole Cahali's rating of the film The Monk

    fiquei com medo da máscara.

  2. dialupmodem's rating of the film The Monk

  3. Vedra's rating of the film The Monk

    beautiful mise-en-scene and fine performance. rather disappointed at the plot

  4. innersmiff's rating of the film The Monk

    Drama that begins with some meaty theological stuff, descends into absurdity and ends with a whimper. Could have been a powerful statement on the power of sin but loses us in a series of cheap twists. Good performance by Cassell of course, but his character loses all of its power by the end.

  5. raggiodisole's rating of the film The Monk

    Fair smouldered for quite some time, then eventually exploded. all a bit too overbearing for me, though you just can't take your eyes off Vincent Cassel in anything. Always watch out for the zealots, say I

  6. SMCC100's rating of the film The Monk

    Not half as much fun as the book. Trust the French...

  7. Thomas's rating of the film The Monk

    Showed promise to begin with. An intriguing scenario, beautifully filmed but never quite managed to gain enough momentum to fully invest in either the story or characters.

  8. joseph.w.merriman@gmail.com's rating of the film The Monk

    Was this a book turned into a film? Really sloppily plotted. Some nice visuals but it's a film that for me, fell apart towards the end and lived up to none of the build-up and intrigue it alluded to at the beginning.

  9. MelianR's rating of the film The Monk

    I just loved what they did with this classic gothic story. Although IMHO they didn't explore it as much as they possibly could, the final result hardly disappoints.

  10. guillaume's rating of the film The Monk

    Well executed one-off thriller.

  11. Paul Relf's rating of the film The Monk

    Well, that escalated quickly...... A masterpiece of French cinema and all cinema in general. Haunting, phantasmagoric and utterly fantastic.

  12. Christopher W's rating of the film The Monk

    Britain has few monasteries but even today France has many - les Moines. This film gives you the taste of a medieval monastery and the life within.The Devil is very real and the film subtly conveys his presence and the fear.Quite gripping with a twist in the ending. -

  13. Tigrão's rating of the film The Monk

    Great visual approach and cinematography, and a nice perf from Cassel make up for a sometimes disjointed script. But overall, it's fresh to see a movie like this in the French cinema landscape.

  14. Carlos Filipe Freitas's rating of the film The Monk

    “The Monk” was able to create appealing images through dim lights and sinister ambiences, but was trapped by a couple of redundant scenes. Full Review and Rating: http://alwayswatchgoodmovies.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-monk-2011.html

  15. Olivia Reneé Saldívar's rating of the film The Monk

    Singh-esque! I kept waiting for someone to show up in a red cape and an organ to explode in the desert. This mostly all happened.

  16. Remote Viewer's rating of the film The Monk

    gothic tale of a man's moral downfall (or destiny) - infused with dark omens and imagery: shadowy cathedrals, crows, faceless gargoyles… has a heavy, foreboding air… but somehow I can't invest in Cassel's character, though the performance itself was good. Visually successful, but an emotional miss…

  17. Amandio Filipe Moura's rating of the film The Monk

  18. Mathias Palmberg's rating of the film The Monk

    After two wondeful movies it seems that Moll finally suffered the slump. While The Monk carries a lot of potential it never gets off the ground in any respect. The drama feels slight and stilted, the suspense fizzles, the horror never hits home and while the ending offers some inspired imagery, this is a a quite boring miss!

  19. jpiesco's rating of the film The Monk

    The images are powerful and full of beauty, and Cassel brings us a good performance (although not his best). Still, this movie lacks that "something more" and turns into a boring Gothic tale, asides from overdoing cliches. I don't recommend it.

  20. Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Monk

    Gothic movie shot in the wonderful deserted Spanish landscape. Vincent Cassel challenges the Devil and is punished for that. Recommended.

  21. Matt Richards's rating of the film The Monk

    Vincent Cassel puts in another fine performance as a tormented monk undergoing a great test of faith. This 70's inspired fable on temptation, desire and falling from grace is both refreshing and compelling. 3.5 stars