Little Monsters

2019

Little Monsters

Critics Consensus

Led by typically outstanding work from Lupita Nyong'o, Little Monsters is a horror/rom-com hybrid that proves the zombie genre still has fresh brains to savor.

85%

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Total Count: 80

100%

Audience Score

Verified Ratings: 7
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Little Monsters follows Dave (Alexander England), a washed-up musician who volunteers to chaperone his nephew's kindergarten class field trip after taking a serious liking to the fearless schoolteacher, Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong'o). Dave's intentions are complicated by the presence of the world's most famous kids' show personality and competition for Miss Caroline's affections, Teddy McGiggle (Josh Gad). One thing none of them bargained for, however, is a sudden zombie outbreak. Will Dave rise to the occasion and have a chance at Miss Caroline's heart, or will the zombies get there first?

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Critic Reviews for Little Monsters

All Critics (80) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (68) | Rotten (12)

  • Is this Bergman? Fellini? George Romero? No, but it's alarmingly fun (and profane, and gory) and Ms. Nyong'o is a delight.

    Oct 10, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Forsythe nails a handful of funny juxtapositions, but too often leans into mean-spirited and tired yuks.

    Oct 10, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The charismatic Nyong'o is easily the best part of this feeble Australian horror comedy...

    Oct 10, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Just when this movie seems like a total write-off though, Lupita Nyong'o shows up, playing a preternaturally cheerful, zombie-fighting kindergarten teacher. And all's well.

    Oct 9, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The stakes are never really life or death, even when they are, but writer-director Abe Forsythe has clearly taken his lessons from Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland, and other flesh-rotting comedy jewels of the genre.

    Oct 8, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Forsythe does an excellent job of balancing the various energies of his cast.

    Oct 8, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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