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Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and grow. In an effort to stem the destruction that resulted, half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain the massive creatures... Our story begins when a jaded US journalist (McNairy) begrudgingly agrees to find his boss' daughter, a shaken American tourist (Able) and escort her through the infected… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A better-than-average debut by a filmmaker who merits watching. Let's hope that he keeps some of his indie spirit when Hollywood comes calling."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Monsters is part immigration parable, part war allegory with a dose of It Happened One Night and The African Queen tossed in."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"This low-budget and character-driven drama should be applauded for its realistic portrait of a world slowly coming to grips with an alien invasion."
‑ John Hanlon, John Hanlon Reviews
"Monsters asks greater questions of its audience than the usual special effects yawn-fests."
‑ Ali Gray,
"An astonishing achievement for first-time British feature director Gareth Edwards."
‑ Nick Roddick, Sight and Sound
"The most interesting thing here is the budget."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"A seamless blending of romance, road movie and monster flick."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"If you want to make your giant monster movie more of a character study, more power to you, but then the pressure's on to create some truly captivating characters."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"This unforgettable debut marks Edwards out as a huge talent and one who'll likely find himself showered with Hollywood cash to support future endeavours."
‑ Simon Reynolds, Digital Spy
"It's a journey that involves plenty of hazards, none more dire than the prospect of romantic scenes between two actors with zero chemistry."
‑ Adam Nayman, eye WEEKLY
"Too much of Monsters simply reminds you of other, better movies..."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"A sharp little low-fi monster movie operating from a tantalizing premise."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Strikingly beautiful effects and atmosphere mixed with some really great direction make for a very well done film."
‑ Blake Griffin, We Got This Covered
"Monsters looks and feels like a major studio film, and Edwards is clearly a talent to watch."
‑ Paul Gallagher, Future Movies UK
"McNairy and Able are stick figures who spend all their screen time spouting risible platitudes about how America sure looks different when you see it from the other side of a wall."
‑ Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto
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