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The Monk Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    56

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Ultimately the movie disappoints, falling between two stools and failing to convince either as spectacle or as a fable about religious obsession.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Sheri Linden

    Moll's restraint gives way to a tastefully overwrought checklist of Gothic imagery. In the cloistered shadows and the harsh Castilian sun, the visuals are handsome, even as the movie threatens to tip into parody.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    The finale, in which godly rites are juxtaposed against the vilest of sins, builds to an unholy power.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times

    An eccentric period melodrama with horror-flick overtones. Occasionally incoherent but never dull, the movie brims with weird imagery.

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