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Monsters Review Critics


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Tentacled space mecha-blobs as allegory. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0

    out of 100

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

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

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    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.

  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Clark Collis

    Monsters is really a road-movie romance that tracks the burgeoning relationship between two strangers as they travel through the "infected" zone.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

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

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