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Based on 26 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 9 )
  • 50
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    An arty, ruminative and slow-paced film that's being marketed as a big ol' alien-invasion flick. Just don't expect an invasion flick. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    What brings Monsters down from its extremely low perch is a conspicuous lack of monstrosity. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Monsters, like a serpent eating its own tail, comes back on itself in ways that haunt, and hurt. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Although the tentative performances of his two human leads proves less satisfying, and the story's not-so-underlying sociological context can be hard to miss -- it takes place along the U.S.-Mexico border -- the overall picture still impresses. show more

  • 70
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    Wait a second, is this a horror movie or an episode of The Hills? show more

  • 75
    Bob Mondello NPR

    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. Too bad his screenwriting software didn't have an equivalently impressive plot-twisting algorithm to get him to the final fade. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Monsters holds our attention ever more deeply as we realize it's not a casual exploitation picture. show more

  • 88
    Jennie Punter The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    With Monsters, Edwards transcends the special-effects auteur label, creating a memorable sci-fi story in which the hero and heroine are true equals in the adventure. How's that for an alien concept? show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Monsters is a sharp little low-fi monster movie operating from a tantalizing premise. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Monsters works not because of its representation of alien creatures or its somewhat derivative back story but because of the atypical manner in which it approaches the character-based narrative. show more

  • September 22, 2011 rcwakes
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    can i give half a star? lousy flick, sorry the idea is good but ugh, it drags and ends in a dumb fasdhion.b

  • February 10, 2011 smkyjsh
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    LOVE THIS MOVIE!! :D!!!! cuz im not only into action movies like all theses other Re.tards GREAT STORY LINE!

  • February 05, 2011 luckysue100
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    This movie is horrible! a waste of time. Dont bother

  • February 04, 2011 epochryphal
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    Oh...and the critics need to be fired...where's Foamy the Squirrel when ya need him?!?!?!

  • January 22, 2011 RonaldM10170
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  • November 10, 2010 smboi69
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    yea, skip this. not a whole lot of action. youre better off seeing skyline! heres a promo vid:*********?v=gA33W2RY60U

  • November 05, 2010 alexcullison
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    It should be called escape from Mexico. It is like Jaws but with no shark at all. Boring and a waste of time, money, and popcorn.

  • October 04, 2010 rflan61537
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    OMG...this is the worst movie I've ever seen! Never do you actually get to see the monsters in detail. I think there are probably only 3 monster scenes in the whole movie! A lot of it is shot in the dark you can't even make out what you are even seeing! I feel like suing for false advertising. This is not a monster movie at all. Do not waste your time or money...don't even ***************** So bad.

  • October 02, 2010 John
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    SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!! this is a dog, 90% of the movie is just 2 people tring to get across to the safe zone, which you never really get too see the monsters until the very end for about 1 min then thier gone. Reminded me of Cloverfield(another dog), wait till it hits TV and save your money.

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