Monster (2018)


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"Monster" is what the prosecutor calls 17 year old honors student and aspiring filmmaker Steve Harmon. He is being charged with felony murder for a crime he says he did not commit. But is Steve really a monster? Adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name by Walter Dean Myers.

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Cast

Kelvin Harrison Jr.
as Steve Harmon
Jennifer Ehle
as Katherine O'Brien
Tim Blake Nelson
as Leroy Sawicki
Jennifer Hudson
as Mrs. Harmon
Jeffrey Wright
as Mr. Harmon
Nasir Jones
as Raymond Green
Rakim Mayers
as William King
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Critic Reviews for Monster

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

In its strongest passages, Monster is about establishing the humanity of a young black man. But it hardly expands beyond a timely Law & Order episode, albeit with more of a focus on racial politics.

Jan 27, 2018 | Full Review…

In graduating to features from a busy career in music videos, commercials and photography, director Anthony Mandler can't get out of his own way.

Jan 23, 2018 | Full Review…

It sounds gloomy and somber, it's true, but the emotionally rousing Monster does find threads of hope amid the despair.

Feb 5, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Anthony Mandler's background before shooting his narrative feature debut was in music videos and commercials, but the ADD-style filmmaking he uses for "Monster" suggests he's not ready to fully command a two-hour movie.

Jan 29, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Monster is a great character study and in-depth look at how we perceive guilt and innocence.

Jan 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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