7.3/10 (IMDB)

Monkey Man

2h 01m Action | Thriller
Monkey Man
Monkey Man

About

Inspired by the legend of Hanuman, an icon embodying strength and courage, MONKEY MAN stars Dev Patel as Kid, an anonymous young man who ekes out a meager living in an underground fight club where, night after night, wearing a gorilla mask, he is beaten bloody by more popular fighters for cash.

After years of suppressed rage, Kid discovers a way to infiltrate the enclave of the city's sinister elite. As his childhood trauma boils over, his mysteriously scarred hands unleash an explosive campaign of retribution to settle the score with the men who took everything from him.

Director

Dev Patel

Cast

Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, Pitobash

Rating

R

Year

2024

Country

United States, Canada, Singapore, India

Language

English


Show Times


Main Trailer


Reviews

  • "Dev Patel’s directorial debut Monkey Man is a gritty, nasty piece of work."
    - Austin Chronicle
  • "It’s a muscular, emotional, ferocious triumph of a movie, and when it’s over, you’ll want to go right back in and watch it all over again."
    - AV Club
  • "Patel makes a fine hero. The actor is a consistently charming presence whose capabilities have only grown since Skins and his breakthrough role in Slumdog."
    - Hollywood Reporter
  • "Just as Kid is reborn in the film, so too is Patel. It requires fighting a bloody battle, but what a beautiful sight it is to see. Forget John Wick, let no one doubt the power of action star Dev Patel again."
    - TheWrap
  • "MONKEY MAN may be an origin story for a future action franchise character, but it feels more to me like an origin story for a future action star and director."
    - RogerEbert.com
  • " Whether breaking bones or screaming in pain, Dev Patel has shown his physicality and depth. MONKEY MAN demands your attention, and Patel deserves it."
    - A Geek Community
  • "Patel makes a fine hero. The actor is a consistently charming presence whose capabilities have only grown since Skins and his breakthrough role in Slumdog."
    - Hollywood Reporter
  • "As a star, Patel has rarely been better. And as a director, he grants an intoxicatingly gruesome vision of the kind of gritty vehicles he could steer in the future."
    - Screen International

Awards

  • SXSW Film Festival

Festivals

  • South by Southwest Film Festival