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Hank, an embittered prison guard working on Death Row begins an unlikely, but emotionally charged affair with Leticia, the wife of a man he has just executed. Hank's bigoted, aging father's hatred seems to have poisoned his entire family as much as the family business, which is working on the prison Death Squad. Ledger, Hank's son, is bent on getting out of the family business.
Drama - A slow, sad and strange story with a few scenes of very graphic sex.
It's about a raciest who's unlikable and cruel to his grown son.
This is NOT a movie for mainstream moviegoers.
PROFANITY: 8 F-words, 6 GD's, 13 S-words. Not many others. SEX/NUDITY: Three VERY GRAPHIC SEX SCENES! VIOLENCE: A suicide and some slapping around. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some drinking. Nothing to excess. ACTION: None COMEDY: Only a few mildly funny moments.
TV Guide Online Full
Review Above Average "A somber meditation on racism and family pathology,
anchored by solid performances. ...the film's elliptical character development
sometimes renders the actors' work opaque; restraint is an underpracticed
virtue, but even it can be taken to excess. ''
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
We collected a few opinions. Here's the breakdown:
5 Male 5 Female "Very Good," 5 Male 4 Female "Good/Avg.," 2 Male 2 Female "Fair/Ok," 2 Male "Poor," 1 Female "Terrible."
These aren't very high opinions. It's obvious most didn't care for this movie very much. You'll want to be sure and read the detailed content before deciding to see this dark, depressing movie. Some of the remarks were that it was too slow and too strange and depressing.
Publisher Comments: (before opinions collected)
I don't believe this is a movie the average person will enjoy much. It's slow, sad, depressing and EXTREMELY SEXUAL. These things are not what most people look for in a movie. I kept thinking to myself "Why was this movie made?" It's a story about a group of sad people and their depressing lives and there's no happy ending to make it worth watching. Critics really enjoyed this movie, which for me is usually not a good sign. But, if your taste in movies runs close to that of critics, then you will probably enjoy "Monster's Ball." Everyone else should certainly read the detailed content before deciding to see this movie.