Monogamy Reviews

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March 8, 2019
Director Dana Adam Shapiro has turned out a fascinating exploration of what can happen when we make assumptions about the person we love and the relationships we're in, and how easily we can destroy ourselves in the process.
June 12, 2011
Monogamy asks us to root for lovers who seem disinterested in their own future.
May 30, 2011
I walked away from the film disappointed, but there are some powerful ideas and performances buried somewhere in here, underneath the performance art itches.
April 1, 2011
This indie film about a young couple with various commitment issues is written with a lot of snap, crackle and pop culture cool.
April 1, 2011
Jones has little to do besides look fed up, and justifiably so.
March 31, 2011
The conceit is a decent idea for a thriller, if not a terribly original one, but Shapiro loses the rhythm with a plodding story and a pat ending we can see coming a mile away.
March 25, 2011
Monogamy is a tough little movie. And a good one.
March 25, 2011
Despite the pseudo-vrit style, the convincing improvised dialogue, and its intimations of Blow-Up and The Conversation, Monogamy never quite makes a full commitment.
March 24, 2011
There are certain filmmakers who should have their Cassavetes card revoked, and on the evidence of "Monogamy,'' Dana Adam Shapiro has joined their ranks.
March 22, 2011
The real star of the film, however, is Shapiro who, despite treading on marginally derivative subject matter, demonstrates a solid sense of style and a refreshingly delicate hand with actors.
March 18, 2011
You may just want to forget about any sort of cinematic monogamy and find another movie to see.
March 17, 2011
Shapiro puts his own stamp on voyeur cinema.
March 17, 2011
Demonstrates what you miss in a relationship when you're lost in your own head, and what might not be there when you come back.
March 16, 2011
Despite the ominous feel, this is a mystery about losing or gaining lives and unknown detours.
March 16, 2011
Music supervisor Bernheim and DP Doug Emmett are able to choreograph the action in conjunction with the music to generate fantastic resonance in the scenes.
March 16, 2011
A bit dirty and scattered, the film fails to offer any payoff for its crawling plot and salacious promises.
March 11, 2011
Monogamy is surprising for how well it tackles themes we thought had been fully examined on film.
March 11, 2011
A thoughtful and engrossing character study.
March 11, 2011
With modest resources, some nice digital camerawork and an appealing cast -- the likable Ms. Jones draws you in easily -- Mr. Shapiro keeps you engaged even when his story falters.
March 11, 2011
I reached the outer limits of my endurance level after 25 minutes, but you may make it to an hour.
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