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Kurt Vonnegut's Monkey House

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Kurt Vonnegut's Monkey House

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
performer:
Frank Langella, Len Cariou
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a B

This mixed bag of filmed short stories is bookended by two beauties. The first stars Cariou as a kidnapped ambassador forced to play a life-or-death chess game. The last features Langella as a doctor who has devised a chilling way to achieve immortality. Introduced by Vonnegut himself, Kurt Vonnegut’s Monkey House is short on style but gratifyingly faithful in spirit to the author’s tales. Even if you see them coming, the ironic twists still startle. B

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