Monsters
Monsters (2010)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 1, 2011
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
71%
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User Score
53%



Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It doesn't quite live up to its intriguing premise, but Monsters is a surprising blend of alien-invasion tropes, political themes, and relationship drama.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Monsters is part immigration parable, part war allegory with a dose of It Happened One Night and The African Queen tossed in.

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John Hanlon
John Hanlon Reviews

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.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The most interesting thing here is the budget.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

A seamless blending of romance, road movie and monster flick.

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

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.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Too much of Monsters simply reminds you of other, better movies...

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

A sharp little low-fi monster movie operating from a tantalizing premise.

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Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered

Strikingly beautiful effects and atmosphere mixed with some really great direction make for a very well done film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
If you want to see what can be accomplished with some dedication, a low budget and just a decent idea. Here you go! A solid sci fi picture.
xGary Xx
A photo journalist is grudgingly charged with escorting his boss' daughter through the "infected zone" of central America which has become home… More
Sam Barnett
An ambitious, audacious first feature by Gareth Edwards, who is undoubtedly a resourceful and savvy filmmakers. Unfortunately, its heavy-handed political… More
Wildaly M
A rare mix of romance, horror, and sci-fi that is both welcome and keeps you hooked throughout.
Drake Tsui
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… More
Apeneck Fletcher
An average joe journalist gets recruited to safely convey an heiress cross-country, ala It Happened One Night, only this particular country is infested with… More

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