The Monk
The Monk (2013)

A supernatural thriller adapted from Matthew G. Lewis' (now cult) 1796 gothic novel, THE MONK traces the corruption of a 16th Century, pious Capuchin Monk. Abandoned at birth at the gates of a Capuchin monastery in Madrid, Brother… More

Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: March 8, 2013
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
63%
Flixster
User Score
41%



Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Visually sharp but only occasionally gripping, The Monk is still watchable thanks in part to Vincent Cassel's charismatic performance.

Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

A work whose elegant atmospherics ultimately overwhelm the story, even with the terrific Vincent Cassel in the title role.

Full review…
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

If only director Dominik Moll (who has clearly studied his Luis Buñuel) had not staged this bitter psychological horror story at half speed.

Full review…
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

This is a fascinating character study about spirituality and religious responsibility that smartly doesn't take its more melodramatic elements very seriously.

Full review…
Manohla Dargis
New York Times

What repulsed Coleridge in the novel clearly amuses the French director Dominik Moll in his diverting if somewhat thin adaptation.

Full review…
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

A beautiful-looking film that portends disaster. And disaster arrives, eventually. It just takes its time getting there.

Full review…
Staci Layne Wilson
Yahoo! Movies

I confess: I fast-forwarded through most of it.

Full review…
Soren Anderson
Seattle Times

By the end, "The Monk" has revealed itself to be a too- predictable potboiler, served piping hot.

Full review…
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Not bad for a robe-ripper along the lines of The Thorn Birds, but Diary of a Country Priest it ain't.

Full review…
Tina Hassannia
Slant Magazine

Dominik Moll never addresses Matthew Gregory Lewis's original groundbreaking ideas in The Monk, nor does he rework the material for a contemporary audience.

Full review…
More reviews for The Monk

Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
Can someone please tell me what this Movie actually was all about? Honestly I really didnt catch a thing. Was it a drama? A Horror? A Moral thing? Oh well I… More
Walter M.
In "The Monk," Ambrosio(Vincent Cassel) is dropped off as a baby on the steps of a monastery in Spain. Even as he grows, he shows no signs of wanting… More