Aroview: Powerful dramatization of the story of female serial-killer Aileen Wournos, strong enough to support an astonishing, Oscar-winning performance by Charlize Theron.
Matching the performance, and complementing the documentary films made on the same subject, the film builds an entirely credible psychological profile and trajectory of events based on a crime spree that took seven male victims in the 1980s.
Making a sympathetic case for Wournos as a victim and outcast of society, the film carries the integrity and emotional weight of another indie hit about a real-life human tragedy, BOY’S DON’T CRY.
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5 stars (Exceptional) True story of Aileen, America's first female serial-killer, and her girlfriend Selby. Violently attacked working as a prostitute she kills purely in self-defense. Whatever her motive for the other 6, there's plenty to think about. Outstanding performanc~GenXGirl
0 star (Not rated) So unfair to call the film Monster. Aileen found love finally after a disturbed childhood and she was willing to do anything to fullfill the wishes of her lover. Deranged yes, but who was there to help her. Excellent acting by Charlize. ~Anon