Monsters and Men Reviews

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.
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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.
September 28, 2018
Green illuminates his characters with care and subtlety, allowing them to live inside shades of grey that a black-and-white world rarely allows.
September 28, 2018
Green's graceful direction and keen ear for dialogue certainly make him a new filmmaker to watch, and it'll be fascinating to see what he does with a more focused narrative.
September 28, 2018
John David Washington is at his forceful best in this racially-charged drama from debuting filmmaker Reinaldo Marcus Green that uses the perspective of three persons of color to examine the shooting of an unarmed black man by a white cop,
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September 27, 2018
Monsters and Men offers neither unalloyed despair nor implausible hope. It's about the way people of color live now, moving through the streets with passion, purpose and one eye on the rear-view mirror.
September 27, 2018
It's left to the actors... to keep us close, and not one of them shirks the task, injecting intellectual and emotional nuance that frequently transcends the script.
September 27, 2018
A politically astute, emotionally layered examination of a violent death and its lingering psychic residue.
September 27, 2018
This is all pretty straightforward, helped by good performances from the three principals.