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Average of 5507 ratings: 3.4 Stars

2003 M Contains violence,sexual violence and offensive language.

Based on a true story

The shocking and moving true-life story of Aileen Wuornos, heralded as America's "first female serial killer". Near suicidal dispair, Wuornos (Charlize Theron) wanders into a Florida bar, where she meets and quickly falls for Sebly Wall (Cristina Ricci). Desperate to sustain her relationship with Sebly, but unable to find a legitimate job, Wuornos continues working as a prostitute. When one of her johns turn violent, she shoots the man in self-defence; the first in her tragic string of killings.

Co-starring Bruce Dern as Wuornos's friend and confidant, Monster succeeds as a searing social commentary, road movie, and most profoundly, an unlikely love story between two misfits. A critically acclaimied true story from writer-director Patty Jenkins.

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109 minutes
DEJ Productions
2004 Academy Awards
Best Actress: Charlize Theron

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1.85:1 Widescreen
English Dolby Digital 5.1

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1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 1.78:1
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

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4 by RobZombie

I have been waiting to see this ever since Charlize Theron won the Oscar and I have to say I was not disappointed. That was one heck of a role to get and she played it with gusto. Christina Ricci also... Read more

0.5 by graygray

OVERHYPED TRIPE. Verrrrrrry slow, boring. I must admit this is one of the few movies I didn't finish watching, and I've seen a few shockers. Don't waste your time.

2 by Liz

It is disturbing, like watching a train wreck put into an hour and a half long movie.

1 by kbill

Don't know what all the fuss was about this movie. Charlize Theron did a pretty good acting job, but other than that I didn't feel it hadn't anything else going for it.

1 by farmagal

really not what I expected, didnt even know christina ricci was in the film just heard rave reviews about charlize therons performance which wasnt that great. thought it would be about why arleen did... Read more

2 by ngatichick1

Charlize Theron played a savage part in this movie, she was so violent and I couldn't believe how she looked so different. Overall the movie had a lot of dragging parts, very slow and hey those kissing... Read more

5 by Blue Minx

Not to be missed! One of the best films I have seen for a long time. Brilliantly acted by Charlize Theron, it's gripping, moving and true! The extra footage is well worth watching as well.

4 by Fatso_Joe

Intriguing performance by Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci always watchable, but asked more questions than it answered.

1 by Amelia89

don't waste your time with this dribble, I'm sure there are better things to do with 2 hours!

4.5 by Iago in Chains

At the conclusion of this film, I was nothing less than shattered. This heartbreaking story is trumped only by Charlize Theron's incredible portrayal of Eileen Wuornos. To fully appreciate the likeness... Read more