• theschitz

    ★★★ Watched by theschitz 29 Jan, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Nice setting for a love story.

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  • Jimmy George

    ★★★ Watched by Jimmy George 25 Jan, 2015

    Impressive visuals. False Advertising. 3 underwhelming monster scenes in the whole film. More a road trip film. Reminded me a lot of "The Dead" without zombies. Pretty to look at. Well made. But not much there story wise.

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  • Garrus Vakarian

    ★★ Added by Garrus Vakarian

    Girl has to go to the bathroom a lot during Cloverfield: Mexico.

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  • Tim Lawrence

    ★★★★½ Added by Tim Lawrence

    A wonderfully understated genre exercise, where the titular monsters are really just a backdrop to the human story in the foreground.

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  • Xplodera

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Xplodera 20 Jan, 2015

    The most admirable with Monsters is simply the way it's made. Filmed on set in Mexico, with an (for beinf a film of this kind) extremely low budget, with very few actors (unknown, to add to that) and lots of improvisation - this is an impressive achievement. Luckily, the production is not the only thing this movie has going for it, Gareth Edwards Stalker-feeling sci-fi drama works incredibly well and much like George A. Romero's zombie-movies, it utilizes the monsters…

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  • ehrmantraut

    ★★★★ Watched by ehrmantraut 19 Jan, 2015

    Film #12 of Ehrmantraut´s “One hundred movies to watch in 2015” list


    So let me get this straight.

    Gareth Edwards took a team of only 7 people including the two main characters to remote areas in Guatemala and other parts of South America, and shot this little gem for only $ 800,000?

    And afterwards he made the effects on his home computer?

    Well that is simply brilliant and must give hope to anyone who has a good story they would…

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  • Christian Katzorke

    ★★★★ Watched by Christian Katzorke 16 Jan, 2015

    Wow. Monsters is the most authentic, realistic and emotional monster movie I ever saw. Acting, locations, sound, f/x are fantastic.

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  • Shannon Moeller

    ★★★★½ Added by Shannon Moeller

    I really liked this film. I originally passed it over several times because the title, poster, and synopsis made it look like your typical alien invasion struggle to survive. Pleasantly surprised by a simple story following two people in a world that happens to also have aliens.

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  • Janelle

    Watched by Janelle 14 Jan, 2015

    At one point in Monsters, the camera lingers on some rotted old fishbones. This seems apropos, since watching this film feels a lot like greedily sucking the eyeball juice from a desiccated fish carcass.

    Monsters is incredibly frustrating just because it has SO MUCH going for it. I'm a huge fan of the post-apocalyptic survival genre, and what makes this one so uncommonly satisfying is that its feet are planted firmly on the ground. It's refreshing to see the protagonists…

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  • TheMovieCave

    ★★★ Rewatched by TheMovieCave 06 Jan, 2015

    Years after Earth experienced an alien invasion a journalist must take a woman through the Mexico infected zone to the U.S..

    Monsters is a film that does much more than what the budget would seem to allow, great locations, great effects and a nice haunting audio track. My only issue which is most likely due to the budget is the pacing. I understand it's to get us more familiar with the characters, and allow their feeling for one another to…

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  • houseguevara

    ★★½ Watched by houseguevara 11 Jan, 2011

    Not So Scary Monsters

    If ever there is a day made for watching films its New Year’s Day. The dark, the quiet and the junk food are all perfect for the post celebratory fug. And so the silent partner and I headed to Harbour Lights (best cinema in the countrytm) to watch Monsters. The latest low budget high impact sci-fi film, 2010’s District 9 if you will (which was in turn the summer of 2009’s Moon).

    If the press is…

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  • Johann_Tetzel

    ★★★ Watched by Johann_Tetzel 04 Jan, 2015

    This is the first film of 2015 I have watched, and I hope to add at least another 99 to that list by the end of the year.

    I enjoyed 'Monsters'. I didn't love it, or necessarily think it was great, but it was okay. It was enjoyable. It started, I watched it, it ended, and I enjoyed it - and there's nothing wrong with that.

    I didn't go in to 'Monsters' thinking it was going to be a large…

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