The Monkey's Mask
The Monkey's Mask (2001)

A female detective discovers the dark side of the world of contemporary literature in this unusual thriller from Australia. Mickey (Abbie Cornish) is a brash young female poet who is gaining a potent reputation for her powerful verse about… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 15, 2002
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

An uneasy mix of tired detective-movie clichés and low-key arty pretension.

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Loren King
Chicago Tribune

The sex scenes between the women do little to advance the story, but they blessedly distract both Jill and the viewer from the thin narrative.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Don't be fooled by the packaging: at the heart of it, it's a pedestrian detective thriller that doesn't have much going for it in terms of originality.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Wary, conflicted, gutsy, and simpatico, [Lang'd] make a fine series character.

Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News

Boasts strong, highly watchable perfs.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The mystery story seemed drained of any suspense.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Emphasizes sex at the expense of mystery.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Carries the leaden whiff of the ghosts of thrillers past.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Lang's dramatic pacing is sluggish and dull.

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Echos the traditions of a film noir. Susie Porter plays private investigator Jill Fitzpatrick hired to find clues to the murder of a young girl who(at the time)… More