Le moine (The Monk)
Le moine (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

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 8, 2013
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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.

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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.

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Todd Jorgenson

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

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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.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

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

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Staci Layne Wilson
Yahoo! Movies

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

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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times

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

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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.

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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.

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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