Apr 4, 2024 12:10 am

Monkey Man, a modern spin on the legend of the Hindu deity Hanuman, connects producer Jordan Peele with acclaimed actor and first-time director Dev Patel. IGN’s Monkey Man review said the action-thriller features “gorgeous, evocative shots that don’t quite coalesce, and just as many instances of bone-crunching combat that fail to make an impact due to the way it’s sloppily strung together.”

If you’re wondering how and where you can watch Monkey Man this weekend, take a look at the info below.

Where to Watch Monkey Man – Showtimes and Streaming

Monkey Man will be released in theaters on April 5. To find when and where you can watch the movie near you, check the local showtime listings at the main theater sites below:

Monkey Man Streaming Release Date

Monkey Man will eventually be released on Peacock, followed by Prime Video, rather than Netflix or Disney+. Per distributor Universal Pictures’ licensing agreements, its live-action movies debut on Peacock for four months before moving to Prime Video for 10 months, then back to Peacock for four more.

As for a potential streaming release date, Universal movies can come to Peacock as soon as 45 days after their theatrical debuts. Should Monkey Man come to streaming after 45 days, it’d debut on Peacock on May 20.

What Is Monkey Man About?

Monkey Man is an action-thriller movie that marks Dev Patel’s feature-length directorial debut. Here’s the official synopsis from Universal:

Inspired by the legend of Hanuman, an icon embodying strength and courage, Monkey Man stars 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.

Monkey Man Cast

Monkey Man was written by Dev Patel, Paul Angunawela, and John Collee. It was directed by Dev Patel and stars the following actors:

  • Dev Patel as Kid
  • Sharlto Copley as Tiger
  • Pitobash as Alphonso
  • Vipin Sharma as Alpha
  • Sikandar Kher as Rana
  • Sobhita Dhulipala as Sita
  • Ashwini Kalsekar as Queenie
  • Adithi Kalkunte as Neela
  • Makarand Deshpande as Baba Shakti

Monkey Man Rating and Runtime

Monkey Man is Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, rape, language throughout, sexual content/nudity, and drug use. The film runs for a total of 2 hours and 1 minute including credits.

Jordan covers games, shows, and movies as a freelance writer for IGN.

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