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Monsters

  • Rated R

independent, special interest


Six years after alien life crashes into Central America, a U.S. journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through the infected zone to the safety of the U.S. border.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    71%
  • Audience Score
    52%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    71%
    reviews counted: 24
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  • Audience

    52%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: If this is what the British director can achieve on a shoestring, one can only look forward to what a bigger budget may bring with monster expectation.

- Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: 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.

- Bob Mondello, NPR, Friday, October 29, 2010

Fresh: Monsters is far from perfect, but as a calling card for a rising young talent, it's impressive.

- Cary Darling, Dallas Morning News, Thursday, November 4, 2010

Audience Reviews

2 stars

An ambitious, audacious first feature by Gareth Edwards, who is undoubtedly a resourceful and savvy filmmakers. Unfortunately, its heavy-handed political allegory (more Elysium than District 9) stilted acting, and low-budget effects badly damage what would have otherwise been an immersive, imaginative world.

- fb791220692, Friday, February 28, 2014

2 stars

An ambitious, audacious first feature by Gareth Edwards, who is undoubtedly a resourceful and savvy filmmakers. Unfortunately, its heavy-handed political allegory (more Elysium than District 9) stilted acting, and low-budget effects badly damage what would have otherwise been an immersive, imaginative world.

- fb791220692, Friday, February 28, 2014

3 stars

I think the real "scary" thing is the misleading title and premise of the movie. At its core "Monsters" is a very human, relationship driven romance and survival/suspense flick last. The real beauty lies in the synergy of the film's writing as the characters unravel seamlessly with the mysteries and effects surrounding the extraterrestrial presence that lurks within central America. It's a great movie for many reasons but is more than often crippled by the same fact, it's very character driven. So if you're not interested in the protagonists or convinced by the romantic chemistry between Mcnairy and Able you'll begin to feel the toll of a meandering plot. Everything starts to slow down and pacing issues quickly become apparent. Nevertheless I can't help but appreciate the themes and character resolutions that come full circle during the films climatic end. Who are the real 'Monsters" indeed :]

- fb535316333, Monday, December 23, 2013