Monster's Ball details
|Starring:||Peter Boyle, Sean Combs, Halle Berry, Billy Bob Thornton, Heath Ledger|
|Run time:||1 hour 48 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Nov 2002|
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Well worth watchingBy Ken from Haywards Heath , 21 Feb 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This film is about three generations of the same family who work for the corectional services in the state penitentiary. They are responsible for death row and they take real pride in ensuring that their executions are carried out professionaly and with as much care and consideration for the victim as possible.
The story follows one execution and simultaneously follows the lives of those involved, the victim, the officers and the victims family.
By chance the man responsible for supervising the execution meets the victims wife afterwards and begins a relationship with her without realising the connection.
The acting is first rate and whilst the subject matter is grim, the story is fascinating. Halle Berry is particuarly good as the wife of the convict.
Good picture and sound quality and interesting extras make this a good disc to rent.
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Excellent movieBy Vanesssa (8 reviews) from Oxford , 20 May 2009Really enjoyed the brilliant acting especially from Billy Bob Thornton. Very moving story. Halle Berry was beautiful and portrayed the vulnerabilty of her character very well. The actors with smaller parts were also fantastic : the guy who plays Billy Bob's dad, the gorgeous Heath Ledger and the kid who plays Halle's son in particular. Would really recommend this, especially to women I think.
Halle's monster performanceBy roxannecarmen (7 reviews) from Birmingham , 12 May 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideYou can see why she won the Oscar. Billy is great too, as the plot tells of their relationship, framed by a backdrop of racism, prison and the death penalty. Definitely a must see.
Memorable filmBy a customer from Market Rasen , 27 Apr 2009Although the story was quite strange there were some excellent moments. The family relationship was so different and I felt there were some shock moments.
Worth watching but surprised it was an Oscar winner- that was why I decided to watch it.
SleepyBy Mattyb123 (5 reviews) from Chester , 17 Apr 2009Great performances from all actors involved but the film peaks and dives every 20 minutes. One minute I was glued, next minute I was nodding off. It failed to hold my attention for very long.
Billy Bob Thornton (Musician too don't you know lol) is fantastic though. If you've a good patience threshold and are wired on Red Bull this film is great. If your putting this on before bed or a lazy sunday afternoon, its a better remedy than night-nurse.
dissappointed viewerBy coups (13 reviews) from Bolton , 26 Mar 2009I was'nt impressed with the film at all.