A Monster Calls Reviews

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August 30, 2020
MacDougall is nothing short of extraordinary here.
July 2, 2020
Part of the magic lies in the interpretation each of us can give to the tales because we all have different ways to face our pain. [Full review in Spanish]
April 30, 2020
The viewing experience is unlike most other films with level of special effects. The monster featured here is one of those rare CG creations that actually seems to possess a soul.
March 27, 2020
A Monster Calls is absolutely essential.
January 27, 2020
The animation of the Monster's tales is astonishing, possessing a depth in colour and detail that quite literally takes your breath away thanks their beauty.
November 14, 2019
Overall, A Monster Calls is emotionally moving, visually stunning and filled with terrific performances.
October 23, 2019
A beautiful tale of fantasy and tragedy that should be shown to kids nowadays. [Full review in Spanish].
October 3, 2019
Those easily prone to tears will most likely be unable to contain their emotions in this methodical drama which could best be described as a family friendly tearjerker.
July 21, 2019
Earns every unflinching ounce of its emotional draw as one of the most profoundly emotional films.
May 24, 2019
A Monster Calls is a beautiful, heartbreaking and honest look at processing grief and loss through the eyes of a child.
April 20, 2019
A solid film. Does not play its emotions subtly...sometimes I felt it was a little too upfront, almost too much.
March 9, 2019
A Monster Calls is the gift that keeps on giving, offering style and substance across the board, and wrapping up with a killer finish that won't leave a dry eye in the house. Superb.
February 7, 2019
Kudos for having a family-friendly film about mental health issues that's also entertaining and fun to watch.
November 19, 2018
It's a wonderful and spectacular film, shot from a child's point of view, though it is maybe too dark for children.
November 1, 2018
A Monster Calls is just too much sadness layered upon even more sadness until you reach a sad conclusion with nothing more than feeling of absolute emotional numbness.
August 30, 2018
The detailed visual effects and character development help "A Monster Calls" carry this coming age story out of the crowded water.
August 22, 2018
Simply told, J.A. Bayona's drama is thorough and significantly affecting.
August 22, 2018
At times sluggish and redundant, A Monster Calls nevertheless stays true to the child's evolving perspective.
December 27, 2017
The animation in the three stories this monster tells is as gorgeous as Kubo and the Two Strings-forests and villages unfold like paper blossoms, or spiral out into the multi-colored fractals of wet-on-wet watercolors.
December 5, 2017
It may not be directed by Steven Spielberg, but it certainly has his magic. No wonder Bayona is set to direct Jurassic World 2
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