‘Dev Patel nailed it’: Critics praise actor’s directorial ‘Monkey Man’


Dev Patel directorial Monkey Man has been receiving praise for its novel direction and wonderful performances. The movie recently premiered at the South by Southwest festival, and it even received a standing ovation.

The Daily Beast reviewed Monkey Man and wrote, “Though Monkey Man is exasperating, Patel’s work shows heart, love, and promise—something that can’t be said about many other action films. Monkey Man finds novelty in its imperfections, and those blemishes suggest that Patel is only just starting down a road to something genuinely special.”

Screen Anarchy’s J Hurtado wrote on X, “Monkey Man is brutally violent, against the villains, but also against the hypocrisy of religion, the tyranny of caste, and the oppression of a corrupt government. Dev Patel nailed it, bloody as hell and intense as f**k.”

One of the most assured, kinetic debuts I’ve seen: gorgeous, crunchy, and relentless. What a blast,” Strange Harbors’ Jeff Zhang wrote in his review.

At the premiere of the film, Dev Patel opened up about the process of making the movie and said, “I put everything into this, I shot this film in the biggest slum in India, Covid hit, and the film went down. Everything that could have gone wrong, went wrong. And then Jordan came along in the end, he picked up from the ground, he brushed the dust off and put it on the mantel.”

Also starring Sobhita Dhulipala and Sikander Kher, the film releases in cinemas this April.

Published By:

Anvita Singh

Published On:

Mar 12, 2024


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