A Monster With A Thousand Heads (Un Monstruo de Mil Cabezas)

2016

A Monster With A Thousand Heads (Un Monstruo de Mil Cabezas)

Critics Consensus

An unusually contemplative thriller with soberingly relevant themes, A Monster with a Thousand Heads works its way under the skin on multiple levels.

90%

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Total Count: 40

66%

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When Sonia receives the news that her husband's cancer has progressed to a terminal stage, she races to secure the insurance company approval for the care that can help him. Met with indifference and negligence at every turn, Sonia's desperation triggers a primal survival instinct as a series of increasingly violent confrontations unfold.

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  • A scathing indictment of bureaucracy and corporate greed wrapped up in the guise of a frenzied thriller, "A Monster with a Thousand Heads" will be too close for comfort for some.

    Jul 8, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Quiet and contemplative instead of being noisy and all about action, A Monster With a Thousand Heads, based on a novel by Laura Santullo, slowly pulls viewers in to [Sonia's] plight.

    Jun 16, 2016 | Rating: 4/5
  • While some of the plot points in this Mexican drama strain logic, there's an undeniable emotional truth to every step the woman takes; the icy, formal cinematography assists by accentuating her helplessness against a faceless bureaucracy.

    Jun 9, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Plá, working from a spare yet jangly screenplay by Laura Santullo, steadily builds suspense, craftily calibrating subtle shifts in perspective that allow us to alternate, seamlessly, between impartial observers and, as it were, active participants.

    May 26, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A Monster With a Thousand Heads is a political outcry masquerading as a taut, well-crafted thriller.

    May 20, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • A sobering, all-too-relatable indictment of the bureaucratic Hydra that is the medical insurance industry.

    May 19, 2016 | Full Review…

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