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Monster - 22/2/2006 12:39:55 PM   
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A terrific film - 22/2/2006 12:40:01 PM   
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Because it focuses on the relationship between Aileen and Selby, this succeeds in transcending the obvious exploitation flick that a film like 'Hillside Strangler' failed to do.

There is one thing though and I feel really awful bringing this up. In the restaurant scene, where the manager tells Aileen to put her fag out. Charlize Theron's performance in that scene, I couldn't help but think of Michael Keaton's character in 'Beetlejuice' and I burst out laughing.

I'm so sorry, etc...

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Monster - 26/11/2006 4:21:30 PM   
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A truly amazing film with arguably one of the greatest female performances of all time. Charlize Theron worked really hard on this movie and she really deserved all the praise she got because of it. Her portral of Wornous is amazingly accurate. She gets her speech and mannerisms spot on. Christina Ricci is great support as Selby, I was surprised she didn't recieve a nomination for her performance as well.

The film is surprisingly moving, and it was one of them films that keeps you thinking about it long after the credits roll. It doesn't have a happy ending, not even a slight silver lining and I like that about this film.

I'd give the performances 5 out of 5 and the movie 4 out of 5.

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Thrilling - 8/3/2011 7:09:50 PM   
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This, loosely true, story of female serial killer Aileen Wuouros is an intriguing and original one, but the film is plotted too loosely, and the style is somewhat unfitting to the story. Whoever decided that an upbeat 70s disco stylee was right for a 'true' serial killer movie? Apart from that, the script is solid, Theron shines and the two leads have genuine chemistry. Well worth a look.

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brillient - 16/1/2012 5:30:10 PM   
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charlize therons performance is mesmerizing

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