• Rodrigo Chiquiti

    ★★★½ Watched by Rodrigo Chiquiti 25 Oct, 2013

    Monsters deu as caras em Cannes e no Festival do Rio em 2010 e merece destaque por sua realização e produção independente. Gareth Edwards com apenas quinhentos mil dólares financiou o seu primeiro filme de estreia no cinema. O coleguinha só precisou de uma equipe de cinco pessoas, elenco de duas, uma filmadora Sony EX3, uma Canon 50 MM Lens e Adobe CS4 arquitetado em 64-bit. Com isso rodou pelo México à procura de locações a esmo e alguns atores…


  • dedudade

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by dedudade 28 Jul, 2015

    Stimmt alles, hier. Beim ersten Mal extrem positiv überrascht, beim zweiten Mal nur begeistert. Ziemlich perfekt.


  • Paskalis Damar

    ★★★½ Watched by Paskalis Damar 25 May, 2015

    Gareth Edwards’ pre-Godzilla monster invasion flick is a fresh meat to the genre. Laying the suspense upon main characters’ interactions with each other is the core; meanwhile, stellar performance from McNairy and his eventual wife is such an genre gem.

    Monsters is a proof that monsters do not always need big budget to prey; they only need fresh scripts.


  • Sc8lo

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Sc8lo 28 Sep, 2011

    We needed something like this. Hard to get a good monster movie.
    Well shot and delivered spot on.


  • freeheelpete

    ★★★★ Watched by freeheelpete 24 Jul, 2011

    Really liked it.

    Bluray extra interview showed that plot not partly based on criticism of US anti-immigration as I immediately assumed. Actually premised on the cost of steps taken to battle terrorism.

    Shot on the cheap with a small team. The wow factor 100% provided by CGI.

    Sexy lady, interesting guy (actors are a couple).

    I thought the journey up the river in the middle third of the movie was a direct take from Apocalypse Now, right down to boat/plane tangled high in trees. But director only quoted Spielberg as inspiration.

    Loved the downbeat soundtrack.


  • phil haigh

    ★½ Watched by phil haigh 17 Jul, 2015

    Well made considering the tiny budget and that's probably what got the director his Godzilla gig rather than the mundane and plodding treatment of an interesting idea.


  • Barxday

    ★½ Added by Barxday

    Monsters is admirable for working with a very small budget of less than $500,000 rewarding director Gareth Edwards to getting the big-time job of Godzilla (2014).

    But the story and characters of Monsters are tedious, clumsy and mundane.



  • Matt Reifschneider

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Matt Reifschneider 09 Jul, 2015

    Monsters: a H.P Lovecraftian romance movie. Just keeps getting better everytime I watch it.


  • Daan Janssens

    ★★ Watched by Daan Janssens 30 Jun, 2015 7

    Ik las ergens dat deze film niet eens een script had, het was goed te merken. Er gebeurt vrij weinig, zeker voor dit genre. Het duurt dan ook 40 minuten voor een set-up die in 5 minuten verteld had kunnen worden. Het had ook weinig toevoeging want ik wist van de helft van de tijd nog steeds niet waar de personages mee bezig waren, een gevolg van onwetende acteurs. That being said, de kwaliteit van het beeld en de (niet…


  • Casey Burchby

    ★½ Watched by Casey Burchby 29 Jun, 2015

    No imagination. The two leads are torturously bad.


  • Michael Borshuk

    ★★★½ Watched by Michael Borshuk 25 Jun, 2015

    Interesting speculative narrative has young couple thrown together by circumstance, trying to cross an infected zone under siege by malicious aliens, as they make their way from Mexico to the American border. So many ways to read this metaphorically, all of them politically interesting.


  • David Gutierrez

    ★★★★ Added by David Gutierrez

    Not a typical monster movie at all, Monsters is a lyrical romance drama with a very beautiful atmosphere and special effects that look amazing considering the budget of the film. Don't expect lots of monsters: they're mainly symbolical. The sense of peace the movie has due to its pacing is hard to explain; it's just beautiful all the way. On the other side, the movie has more dialogue than it needs, and it normaly isn't very good.