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

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 29, 2010
DVD Release Date: February 1, 2011
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Critic Score: 72% 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.

Michael Atkinson
In These Times

The best American film about our political reality of 2010.

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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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Roe McDermott
Hot Press

Monsters is a slow-paced road-trip romance that happens to feature an alien-related subplot, offering a nice twist to a tired genre.

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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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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

It's a new high in lows, as in lowbrow, low budget and low key. But there's something about it that's hard to shake.

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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.
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
Carlos Magalh„es
Those expecting a typical horror movie with aliens may be disappointed, for this is in fact a more dramatic and deeply absorbing low-budget film about love and… More
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.