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With Monsters, Edwards transcends the special-effects auteur label, creating a memorable sci-fi story in which the hero and heroine are true equals in the adventure. How's that for an alien concept? Read full review
Monsters holds our attention ever more deeply as we realize it's not a casual exploitation picture. Read full review
Monsters is really a road-movie romance that tracks the burgeoning relationship between two strangers as they travel through the "infected" zone. Read full review
Edwards is a wizard with his laptop's effects program. The squiddy things he conjures up look like the real deal - thoroughly creepy and a gazillion feet tall. Too bad his screenwriting software didn't have an equivalently impressive plot-twisting algorithm to get him to the final fade. Read full review
Monsters, like a serpent eating its own tail, comes back on itself in ways that haunt, and hurt. Read full review
Wait a second, is this a horror movie or an episode of The Hills? Read full review
Although the tentative performances of his two human leads proves less satisfying, and the story's not-so-underlying sociological context can be hard to miss -- it takes place along the U.S.-Mexico border -- the overall picture still impresses. Read full review
Monsters is a genuine curio: a moody, low-budget road-movie romance that takes place against a background of alien invasion. Read full review
An arty, ruminative and slow-paced film that's being marketed as a big ol' alien-invasion flick. Just don't expect an invasion flick. Read full review
What brings Monsters down from its extremely low perch is a conspicuous lack of monstrosity. Read full review
Tentacled space mecha-blobs as allegory.
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