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: July 27, 2001
DVD 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.

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.

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.

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