Monster's Ball


This intense tale of healing centres around two very different people: a prison official working on death row, and the wife of an executed man. Both have very unhappy lives, and through a few coincidences, they end up together one day, and seek solace through sex. He has some issues with his family that need resolving, while she hated her deceased husband and abuses her son. Through their relationship, based more on comfort than on love, they both begin the healing process. Critics have praised the performances all round, and commented that the issues and characters raised linger with you long after you leave the cinema.


111 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Nudity, Sex) .
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

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Credits

Cast
Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Peter Boyle, Heath Ledger, Sean 'Puffy' Combs, Dante Beze, Coronji Calhoun
Director
Marc Forster
ScreenplayMilo Addica, Will Rokos
MusicKlaus Badelt, James Michael Dooley, Alan Zachary, Geoff Zanelli
CinematographyRoberto Schaefer
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2001
Produced byLee Daniels Entertainment, Lions Gate Films Inc.

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
13
Cape Argus
Bianca Coleman
10
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
15
Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
10
Tygerburger
Mariana Malan
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
Rapport
Barrie Hough
20
Total Movie
David Gordon
20
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman
20
Box Office
Bridget Byrne
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
18

What the People say

Internet
1815 Netizens
16

Average .. 76%

15

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: Kinda weird storyline, most certainly suited to the art crowd. Good performances, though neither I nor Violet could quite understand exactly what was so spectacular about Berry's performance, or why the sex scenes caused such a rumpus... For some reason, certain scenes do linger in your mind long after the movie.






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