Monsters and Men Reviews

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January 22, 2019
It's smoothly done, by the writer-director Reinaldo Marcus Green, with few histrionics and delicate jumps between three separate stories.
January 21, 2019
John David Washington's role is more muted than in 'BlacKkKlansman', but he shows tantalising glimpses of dad Denzel's effortless charisma.
January 18, 2019
It starts an important discussion but doesn't dig deep enough.
January 17, 2019
There is humanity and complexity in this welcome movie, as well as muscular power and unreconciled anger.
Top Critic
October 11, 2018
A lesser movie might weave these threads into a narrative that exploits real-world parallels - viral social media, athletes who take a knee, cops who close ranks. "Monsters And Men" doesn't pander or dismiss.
October 5, 2018
The film seems so freshly ripped from today's headlines that it feels like there's still more of the story to be told, which in a sense, there is.
March 25, 2019
A complex portrait of New York City law enforcement and the citizenry.
March 18, 2019
Point is made at the expense of the drama
February 2, 2019
Blindspotting will not resonate with everyone and will resurrect anger in others, while reminding audiences change is sorely needed when it comes to incarcerated felons, black men and race relations in America.
January 31, 2019
...beautifully shot and brilliantly performed...
January 29, 2019
Seems to be quite deliberately attempting not to enflame but inform.
January 22, 2019
It's credible and absorbing, but a little thin.
January 22, 2019
The plot evolves through the three stories but despite the subject it focuses less on outrage and more on the moral aspects of doing the right thing. I loved it.
January 22, 2019
Monsters and Men has one of the best pre-title sequences I've seen.
January 22, 2019
Washington gives a stand-out performance and is magnetic on screen, and the film would have been stronger to focus more on his story.
January 21, 2019
Dynamic yet subtle drama on the impact of police brutality on black Americans.
January 20, 2019
Inevitably, some chapters work better than others but it's an interesting, sideways look at how violence can serve as a catalyst rather than a climax and how it can change - and galvanise - a community.
January 19, 2019
Monsters And Men is well made but rather dull, and all the characters feel like adjuncts of an argument rather than actual people.
January 18, 2019
There are no answers here, easy or otherwise, only dilemmas and counterpoints. A remarkably sure-footed first film from writer-director Green.
January 18, 2019
Though the triptych structure makes the overall film feel a little uneven, the main characters' respective introspection feels truthful...
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