Monsters Synopsis
A photographer and his publisher's daughter venture into an area containing vicious aliens.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
With Monsters, Edwards transcends the special-effects auteur label, creating a memorable sci-fi story in which the hero and heroine are...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Monsters holds our attention ever more deeply as we realize it's not a casual exploitation picture.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Clark Collis
Monsters is really a road-movie romance that tracks the burgeoning relationship between two strangers as they travel through the "infected"...
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75

NPR

By Bob Mondello
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...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Monsters, like a serpent eating its own tail, comes back on itself in ways that haunt, and hurt.
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70

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Wait a second, is this a horror movie or an episode of The Hills?
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Although the tentative performances of his two human leads proves less satisfying, and the story's not-so-underlying sociological context...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Monsters is a genuine curio: a moody, low-budget road-movie romance that takes place against a background of alien invasion.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
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.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
What brings Monsters down from its extremely low perch is a conspicuous lack of monstrosity.
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Five Word Review

By beckandcallboy
This movie is a stinker!...

fascinating!

By kbwarner
The alien creatures serve up a terrific dose of uneasiness to a subtle allegorical plot that illustrates the duality of life -- judgment of good vs bad and right vs wrong depends on which side of a...

hmm

By AdvTactics01
was that a giant octopus ? not so excited now.....

The First in the Onslaught of Alien-themed Films Disappoints

By hpfan007tdk
When a film chooses to place its focus solely on its main characters, it has to make the audience feel their emotions and care about them as if they knew them personally. This is where Monsters...

Great Movie - Where's The Monster's?

By moviefanatic798
I am going to tell you straightforward: The title and tagline are somewhat misleading. If you're expecting a movie about monsters coming to extinct the human population, you thought wrong. Instead, it...

Extraordinary Achievement!

By howcanierasemyaccount
"Monsters" was done with an incredible low budget of $15,000 but it looks like 100 times that amount. It was written and directed by British filmmaker, Gareth Edwards. This is more of a character...

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By Drez_Digital
I was looking forward to this if your expecting some big sci fi blockbuster this aint for you this was more a slow,subtle drama with elements of sci fi which worked on some levels and lacked in...

TOTAL WASTE OF TIME

By falcontex
This movie was way over-hyped. When you watch it up to the end, you are left wondering "what was the point?". And then to have the nerve to imply that the couple fell in love? PLEEZZZ. I thought this...

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