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Closet Monster Reviews

September 28, 2017
Murder, masturbation, melancholy, molly-this is one overstuffed Canadian debut feature. Perhaps they should have cut the talking hamster.
November 30, 2016
One way to tell a promising director is by the acting in his or her film, and the performances in "Closet Monster" are solid all the way around, no matter how small the role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 28, 2016
If it all doesn't work perfectly, that's oddly okay, the character-driven highs making up for the bits and pieces that fail to reach the same sort of unpredictably enthralling heights so much of the rest thankfully soars to.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 24, 2016
Sort of a horror film, but not really. It's too funny to be categorized that way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 13, 2016
A film school thesis project that somehow found its way into general release.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 29, 2016
Dunn plays around with perspective and style, but all the flash doesn't obscure the film's emotion and heart, which are deep and true.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 29, 2016
It's nothing less than an emotional exorcism.
September 23, 2016
Closet Monster is most successful when it uses fable-like qualities to allow us to feel Oscar's emotions viscerally rather than narratively.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 23, 2016
A most auspicious debut.
September 22, 2016
Connor Jessup wonderfully inhabits the teenage Oscar, who observes others while trying to find himself. Aaron Abrams, as his father, and Aliocha Schneider and Sofia Banzhaf, as friends, are just as multilayered.
September 21, 2016
It wouldn't work at all if the filmmaker hadn't lucked into an actor as gifted as Jessup.
September 20, 2016
It's when Stephen Dunn dares to inhabit the how and not the what of queerness that the film feels authentic and deliciously strange.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 15, 2016
If there is any doubt that this country's young filmmakers need all the institutional support they can get, then Closet Monster offers the definitive answer: God, yes, please!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 14, 2016
Newfoundland filmmaker Stephen Dunn employs fantasy and bizarre flourishes in his imaginative debut drama about a teen's (Blackbird's Connor Jessup) conflicts about his sexuality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4