A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell led by Gabriel Shear wants the money to help finance their war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away. Gabriel brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson to help him.
A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.
Benicio Del Toro,
Set in the Southern United States, 'Monster's Ball' is a tale of a racist white man, Hank, who falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's interracial affair leads to confusion and new ideas for the two unlikely lovers.Written by
The initial cut of the picture included more explicit footage during the sex scene between Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton, which was trimmed down after the MPAA threatened to give the film a NC-17 rating. The uncut version premiered at the Berlin Film Festival on February 8, 2001. The R-rated US theatrical release is the cut version; the version released theatrically in Canada and most other countries is the uncut version. See more »
This is a difficult film and the Southern U.S. language is difficult to the Northern English ear. (Even one who lived in South U.S. for a time). So much so, that I had to keep turning the volume up or freezing a scene and going back, something I've never done before. The dialogue by and large is performed in monosyllables. Halle Berry is - uhm - how can I put this? The best way is to say I really don't know why she got the award. She certainly does not do emotion well and for a film that sets out to portray emotion - not a good start! It's only saving grace for me was the fact that it is beautifully shot with stunning photography But I realise I am probably on my own here. Remember the story of the Emperor's New Clothes and you don't have to like something just because everyone tells you how marvellous it is If you want to see a film that portrays loss grief and emotion rent 'In the Bedroom' - it is far superior to this self-indulgent narcissistic piece of Oscar award P.R.
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