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A Monster Calls Reviews



out of 100

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterJohn DeFore

    The fact that not every terrible thing can be remedied or appropriately punished is a tough lesson even for adults to learn, but A Monster Calls helps find the sense in it.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    VarietyPeter Debruge

    We’ve heard the same lesson countless times before in other movies, and though it’s certainly impressive to see Conor’s anxieties manifest themselves in such a stunning Ent-like being, as monsters go, Bayona’s creation is all bark and no bite.

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