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Monkey Shines

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Athlete Allan (Jason Beghe) becomes quadriplegic after a horrific traffic accident. He has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master.
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CRITICS OF "Monkey Shines"
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CinePassion
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March 13, 2010

A brilliant realization of a mind awakening to its animal instincts, expressed in satirical Hitchcockisms
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Creative Loafing
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November 25, 2014

One of Romero's best non-zombie flicks, this intelligent, absorbing watch includes early roles for Stanley Tucci and Stephen Root.
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Time Out
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June 24, 2006

Romero's is a formidable talent which others can only hope to ape.
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Combustible Celluloid
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June 12, 2008

This intelligent, effective thriller is one of [Romero's] best films.
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New York Times

August 30, 2004

A film that begins in sentimentality and ends in ludicrous melodrama.
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Film Freak Central
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July 11, 2016

a lot of awful performances in the service of a lousy script.
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Variety
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November 26, 2007

A befuddled story about a man constrained from the neck down told by a director confused from the neck up.
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TheBluFile.com
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November 17, 2014

Features a compelling plot and some stylish individual moments of tension during the thunderous climax, but its energy is sapped and forward momentum severely lacking. One patiently waits for it to take off, and it never fully does.
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Chicago Sun-Times
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January 01, 2000

Somewhere within this movie's two hours or so is hidden an absolutely spellbinding 90-minute thriller.
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Reel Film Reviews
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December 31, 2013

By the time the hilarious yet memorable Carrie-esque final shocker rolls around, Monkey Shines has established itself as a passable horror effort...
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Chicago Reader

November 26, 2007

One of George Romero's most effective and interesting horror thrillers.
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Washington Post
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January 01, 2000

There was a time when Romero would have used these elements for pure shock effect, but the horrors in Monkey Shines are more internalized, which make them all the more scary.
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