The Monitor (Babycall)
The Monitor (Babycall) (2012)

An emotionally-scarred woman flees her abusive husband with their 8-year-old son, but finds her sanity slipping while suffering a series of terrifying hallucinations in this dark thriller from Norway. Anna suffered under her tyrannical… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 24, 2012
DVD Release Date: July 24, 2012
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nigel Floyd
Time Out

It's the naturalistic intensity of Rapace's performance that stays with us.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

(Noomy) Rapace gives the performance of the week ( ... ) on this form I could watch her all day long

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

The film and Rapace command our attention, though at the end one feels Norway has used up the whole of this year's quota of red herrings.

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Tony Macklin

Norwegian director/writer Pal Sletaune appears to have been influenced by Roman Polanski, but The Monitor is more oppressive than haunting. There is little or no sense of dread. The climax is predictable.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Post

Rapace again proves herself to be a fearless actress, especially when Babycall is delivering elements which are as unsettling as something like Robin Williams' One Hour Photo.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

The movie makes less and less effort to keep us up to speed - it's a reasonable assumption that a lot of it's going on inside Rapace's head, but determining precisely how much feels like a fool's errand.

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Staci Layne Wilson

The Monitor is one of the better psychological thrillers I've seen in awhile.

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Rosie Fletcher
SFX Magazine

Provides an effectively unsettling counterpart to glossier chillers of its ilk.

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Mark Adams
Daily Mirror (UK)

It's a bit on the dour side but Rapace is always watchable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
An absorbing and well-paced psychological thriller that never loses its grip, with an intriguing mystery that keeps us at the edge of our seats trying to figure… More
The Movie Waffler
Noomi Rapace is brilliant in this Norwegian twist on "Rear Window". She's in a witness protection style program, on the run with her eight year… More
Ryan Marshall
** out of **** I always enjoy watching Noomi Rapace play new character on-screen. Her career has been going down some genuinely interesting roads ever since… More