75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Full disclosure: I saw Monsters vs. Aliens in 2-D. No dorky plastic glasses, no alien ooze flying at my head. More full disclosure: I liked it.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Dazzling colors, winning characters and energetic visual effects all work in concert, with the 3-D animation serving to intensify the experience.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
There is a nice mix of action with tender moments -- especially among the misfit monsters
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
"WALL-E" had more charm, more soul, more everything. But there's enough merry mischief here to satisfy, even if you’re way past puberty.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
If you have to see Monsters vs. Aliens - and if you're a parent, you will have to - make sure it's the 3-D version.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie works hard -- desperately hard -- to be all things to all audience segments. And the visible effort erodes the sense of gaiety, of unfettered fun.
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55

NPR

By Bob Mondello
After a while, you can see the setups happening -- and once you do, the careening gets predictable. Which gets old, really fast.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The movie is reasonably entertaining, though it helps to be 6 years old.
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50

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This action-comedy will seem fresh only to 8-year-olds -- though it may give parents an excuse to introduce some of the '50s horror movies it parodies.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The biggest battle in Monsters vs. Aliens is banality vs. originality, and banality carries the day.
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56 out of 100
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