Monsters vs. Aliens
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

When California girl Susan Murphy is unwittingly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk on her wedding day, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall. The military jumps into action and Susan is captured and secreted away to… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 27, 2009
DVD Release Date: September 29, 2009
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it doesn't approach the depth of the best animated films, Monsters Vs. Aliens has enough humor and special effects to entertain moviegoers of all ages.

Derek Adams
Time Out

Monsters vs Aliens is skilfully animated and spasmodically funny, but you get the impression the film's seven (!) writers ran out of ideas two-thirds of the way through.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

As I took off my gray-lensed 3-D spectacles at the end of Monsters vs. Aliens, I felt not so much immersed as fuzzy with exhaustion.

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Julie Washington
Cleveland Plain Dealer

There's good fun to be had at Monsters vs. Aliens, and it carries a worthwhile message about how everyone is a person of worth, no matter how tall, furry, bug-eyed or tentacled.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

[The voice cast] really delivered funny line after funny line throughout this.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

It's an affectionate, fairly funny riff on 1950s sci-fi movies, which often featured aliens, sometimes in the form of gelatinous glop, trying to take over Earth before earthlings, usually of the military variety, save the day.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A typically slick effort from DreamWorks Animation...

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

Monsters Vs Aliens made me feel like a big kid again.

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Christopher Orr
The New Republic

At the altar... Susan sprouts to just under 50 feet tall, taking out the church roof and steeple in the process. Next time, raise higher the roof beam, carpenters.

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Mike Edwards
What Culture

As a child who loathed the wholesomeness of Disney and wholeheartedly embraced the madcap antics of Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote and Daffy Duck this film was perfect for me.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
In the past Dreamworks hasn't made many winners, but with their more inventive and entertaining children's films as of late, they are starting to give… More
Jens S.
Enjoyable, though not very inventive computer animated adventure for all ages. Adults should have the most fun with the many movie references from the Sci-ci… More
Phil Hubbs
After a long line of very average animated films (unless you like 'Shrek') this was the main film that started the comeback for Dreamworks, in my… More
Candy Rose
Susan is supposed to get married to Derek but gets hit by a meteor at the church. She becomes enormous and strong. The government take her to area 52 where she… More
Wahida K
Absolutely Awesome Movie. I can only recommend it. I dont know many have some troubles with this Movie, but I think it was friggin Funny specially the Bit… More
Dean King
A fun enough animation comedy from Pixar. It's not quite up there with some of their greats, but still entertaining for younger kids.