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An experiment provides a simian aide that has been trained to assist a quadriplegic, but the man feels a strange connection with the mammal, which is exhibiting "feelings."
A befuddled story about a man constrained from the neck down told by a director confused from the neck up.
A film that begins in sentimentality and ends in ludicrous melodrama.
One of Romero's best non-zombie flicks, this intelligent, absorbing watch includes early roles for Stanley Tucci and Stephen Root.
One of George Romero's most effective and interesting horror thrillers.
Somewhere within this movie's two hours or so is hidden an absolutely spellbinding 90-minute thriller.
Features a compelling plot and some stylish individual moments of tension during the thunderous climax, but its energy is sapped and forward momentum severely lacking. One patiently waits for it to take off, and it never fully does.
Romero's is a formidable talent which others can only hope to ape.
There was a time when Romero would have used these elements for pure shock effect, but the horrors in Monkey Shines are more internalized, which make them all the more scary.
By the time the hilarious yet memorable Carrie-esque final shocker rolls around, Monkey Shines has established itself as a passable horror effort...
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