Monsters and Men - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Monsters and Men Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 31, 2019
...beautifully shot and brilliantly performed...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 29, 2019
Seems to be quite deliberately attempting not to enflame but inform.
January 22, 2019
It's smoothly done, by the writer-director Reinaldo Marcus Green, with few histrionics and delicate jumps between three separate stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 22, 2019
It's credible and absorbing, but a little thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 22, 2019
Monsters and Men has one of the best pre-title sequences I've seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 20, 2019
Dynamic yet subtle drama on the impact of police brutality on black Americans.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 18, 2019
It starts an important discussion but doesn't dig deep enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 17, 2019
Though the triptych structure makes the overall film feel a little uneven, the main characters' respective introspection feels truthful...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 17, 2019
Green hammers the audience with his message, instead of letting us find it ourselves. Nevertheless, this is a watchable and relevant film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 17, 2019
It is very well acted and deals with familiar material in a subtle and sensitive fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 17, 2019
There is humanity and complexity in this welcome movie, as well as muscular power and unreconciled anger.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 17, 2019
Both cinematic and literary, this is mature, textured work. Gently prodding at you rather than grabbing you by the throat, it is intentionally unexplosive, but lights a fire nevertheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 16, 2019
By widening the story further to involve more than just those who are immediately affected, Green speaks to an audience and invites us to simply do better.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 15, 2019
Writer-director Green creates superb characters with complex internal lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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