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Monsters Reviews

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Michael Atkinson
In These Times
April 18, 2016
The best American film about our political reality of 2010.
Roe McDermott
Hot Press
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
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
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-
John Hanlon
John Hanlon Reviews
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
Josh Larsen
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
Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered
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
Ali Gray
September 28, 2012
Monsters asks greater questions of its audience than the usual special effects yawn-fests.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Heather Wixson
Dread Central
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
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
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
Paul Gallagher
Future Movies UK
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
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
April 4, 2011
The most interesting thing here is the budget.
Nick Roddick
Sight and Sound
April 4, 2011
An astonishing achievement for first-time British feature director Gareth Edwards.
Adam Nayman
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
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
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
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Expect cool weird things from [Edwards] in the future.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
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
Sean Axmaker
February 1, 2011
... give Edwards props for making the effort, and for so effectively creating a convincing portrait of the world under siege from a slow, evolutionary invasion.
Kevin A. Ranson
January 14, 2011
While the plot appears to meander, the impact is undeniable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Scott Weinberg
January 9, 2011
A road movie, a romantic drama, a post-apocalyptic monster thriller, and more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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