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Monsters Reviews

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May 23, 2018
What starts as a great B-movie premise, unfortunately, degenerates into clueless moralism.
May 15, 2018
While the ending is more than a little too precious, it is a film worthy of multiple viewings and serious contemplation.
November 21, 2017
Edwards delivers a fascinating drama set against a grim, almost abandoned landscape, where aliens are glimpsed but rarely revealed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 18, 2016
The best American film about our political reality of 2010.
March 11, 2016
Monsters is a slow-paced road-trip romance that happens to feature an alien-related subplot, offering a nice twist to a tired genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 19, 2015
It's a new high in lows, as in lowbrow, low budget and low key. But there's something about it that's hard to shake.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 19, 2014
This low-budget and character-driven drama should be applauded for its realistic portrait of a world slowly coming to grips with an alien invasion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 12, 2014
If you want to make your giant monster movie more of a character study, more power to you, but then the pressure's on to create some truly captivating characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 11, 2013
Strikingly beautiful effects and atmosphere mixed with some really great direction make for a very well done film.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 28, 2012
Monsters asks greater questions of its audience than the usual special effects yawn-fests.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 10, 2011
If you're interested in engaging storytelling amidst some of the most visually striking cinematography and visual f/x work I've experienced, then I highly encourage you to seek out Monsters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 14, 2011
This unforgettable debut marks Edwards out as a huge talent and one who'll likely find himself showered with Hollywood cash to support future endeavours.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 16, 2011
Monsters looks and feels like a major studio film, and Edwards is clearly a talent to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 4, 2011
A better-than-average debut by a filmmaker who merits watching. Let's hope that he keeps some of his indie spirit when Hollywood comes calling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 4, 2011
The most interesting thing here is the budget.
April 4, 2011
An astonishing achievement for first-time British feature director Gareth Edwards.
April 4, 2011
It's a journey that involves plenty of hazards, none more dire than the prospect of romantic scenes between two actors with zero chemistry.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 4, 2011
McNairy and Able are stick figures who spend all their screen time spouting risible platitudes about how America sure looks different when you see it from the other side of a wall.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 4, 2011
Expect cool weird things from [Edwards] in the future.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 10, 2011
Monsters virtually redefines guerilla filmmaking for our technologically attuned generation, and despite its many flaws, it is an enticing career-maker for director Edwards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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