What brings Monsters down from its extremely low perch is a conspicuous lack of monstrosity. show more
Monsters, like a serpent eating its own tail, comes back on itself in ways that haunt, and hurt. show more
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.