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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
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
TheShiznit.co.uk
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
Top Critic
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
Nick Roddick
Sight and Sound
April 4, 2011
An astonishing achievement for first-time British feature director Gareth Edwards.

National Post
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kofi Outlaw
ScreenRant
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dave White
Movies.com
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
MSN.com
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
MovieCrypt.com
January 14, 2011
While the plot appears to meander, the impact is undeniable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
January 9, 2011
A road movie, a romantic drama, a post-apocalyptic monster thriller, and more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
December 17, 2010
Monsters is part immigration parable, part war allegory with a dose of It Happened One Night and The African Queen tossed in.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
December 16, 2010
A genre-blurring gem that combines elements of sci-fi creature feature, road movie and indie romance ... District 9 meets It Happened One Night, with a dash of Mumblecore.
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