Monsters vs. Aliens Synopsis
A ragtag group of monsters defends Earth.

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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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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PEOPLE PEOPLE PEOPLE, PLEASE READ THE REVIEW OF SOMEONE WHO HAS ACTUALLY SEEN THE MOVIE !!!

By Dark_Chameleon
This is ridiculous..If we're going to a restaurant and want a review we dont listen to someone whos never eaten there or even looked at the menu, this is supposed to be a place that we gain knowledge...

A***its so cute and so so funny

By bestcritic16
I mean its really cute my daughter loves it she will not stop laughing!!! we have seen it twice and she wants to see it again!!!! Great moveie for kids...

March 27, 2009 WHY?

By shannonf
I saw the trailer already and it looks funny as hell! Why do I have to wait 2 more months for it to come out? Well, there were some things that weren't all to funny about it, so I gave it a "Go"...

Does Not Meet Expectations

By MustBeIMAX
So, I got tickets to a pre-screening of this film. It was chaotic. But, I got tickets and got to see the movie. When I walked out, my aunt asked me "What did you think?" I responded with "It...

Cute!!!

By Lgoaliefan
I really enjoyed the movie! All of the characters were fun!!!!...

monsters

By universeeye
if your a kid under thirteen go, over thirteen check your brain for damage...

Cute

By mnterry
I took my boys (12 and 4) to see the movie today at the matinee after school. It was cute. They enjoyed it and said that it lived up to their expectations of the movie from the previews. That's all...

Monsters vs. Aliens

By cmr18
This was the most boring animated film my children and I have ever watched. The attempt to strike a humorous cord through liberal extremist ideologies failed miserably. To the average mind, and to...

Monsters vs. Aliens

By wbmselizabeth
This movie was so cute. My little brother loved it and he is 7. I really liked it also. It kind of taught my little brother that it is ok to be different. Like I said He loved it....

Lots of laughs - cute movie, kid safe and outstanding graphics

By c3ajeff
I took my kids (ages 12 and 14) to see Monsters vs Aliens. We opted to see the non-3D version, however after seeing the movie, it was obvious why the 3D version would be more fun. Even the regular...

More Info

Rated PG | For sci-fi action, some crude humor and mild language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Homage to '50s alien flicks too intense for youngest kids.
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