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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Touching...By illume (31 reviews) from London , 22 Feb 2009A wonderfully touching film. There's a love scene in it that's just so flawed and human.. Halle Berry's best film - by FAR. Makes me cry..
Mosters BallBy a customer from Manchester , 21 Feb 2009Very good acting! The film was well directed and very well put together.
monsters ballBy a customer from London , 18 Jan 2009Rather a disturbing twisted plot but compelling to watch.
goodBy a customer from Tunbridge Wells , 27 Nov 2008A good film. Halle Berry was excellent, everything else was ok.
EXCELLENT!By Dot2 (170 reviews) from Leicestershire, UK , 29 Oct 2008An excellent film. Compelling. A few shocking bits. The sex scenes were justified. A touching film. A brilliant film. Halle Berry's role was wonderfully portrayed and worthy of an Oscar. Those critics who blasted the film, have done so for all the wrong reasons. Yes, it was a little slow, but had it been told at a faster pace, it would have lost the reality. Having read most of the reviews before selecting this film, I am so glad I saw this.