• kylegarvey

    ★★★★½ Added by kylegarvey

    Low-budget début. Ok, ok. But you want to set your low-budget début in the trickiest setting possible, with a solid but not adorable story? Well, a pleasant shocker! With a big sci-fi alien-invasion premise, its attention on what happens years after most monster movies (well after the immediate panic and destruction, the infrastructure problems, waiting, trying to move away) -- not to mention a lot is in Spanish because it's all in Mexico -- MONSTERS really delivers. My gosh.

    And…

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  • wrightak

    ★★★½ Watched by wrightak 17 May, 2015

    Considering that this was his first film, made on a tight budget, this was a very impressive debut from director Gareth Edwards. Good performances from the two leads and a refreshingly different take on the alien invasion genre. I feel that the film could have been edited a little better; the pace felt a little slow in the middle. But the beautiful Mexican backdrop makes up for that, and the ending is satisfying and meaningful.

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  • Hannah Schmuck

    ★★½ Watched by Hannah Schmuck 19 May, 2015

    This movie had such cinematic potential but the characterization was shit. Why can't directors create women in movies that are like actual women, aka strong and diverse and not always a damsel in distress ??!!
    A grown fucking woman needs a male escort to get her safely to the border? I don't think so.
    Also he was creepily jeering at her for most of the film, drunkenly hitting on her and making unwanted advances (which is sadly very common, just…

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  • spacemanmoses

    ★★½ Watched by spacemanmoses 02 May, 2015

    Nice world building, poor characterisation.

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  • Kalid

    ★★ Watched by Kalid 12 May, 2015

    Cuatro veces intente verla, pero el sueño me vencía a los pocos minutos de empezada. Tengo que verla mas temprano -me decía-, ayer lo hice y creo que debí hacerle caso a mi subconciente.

    La película es más bien una road-movie con un poco de romance. Con una estética genial, que demuestra lo mucho que se puede hacer visualmente con poco presupuesto, pero nada mas.

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  • Steven Millan

    Watched by Steven Millan 09 May, 2015

    Before taking the helm to direct the Americanized resurrection of GODZILLA,Gareth Edwards had the genre film world taking wide notice of him with this slow moving and boring film that's actually a love story disguised as an alien invasion film,for we may see the gigantic tentacle title beings at times,but it mainly sticks to a dull and uninspired love story between Whitney Able(TALES OF AN ANCIENT EMPIRE) and Scoot McNaily as they cruise their way through alien invasion-torn Central America.…

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  • federica

    ★★★★ Watched by federica 06 May, 2015 2

    Monsters mi ha frantumato il cuore in un milione di pezzi.

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  • Oliver

    ★★½ Watched by Oliver 28 Apr, 2015

    Gareth Edwards directed this sci-fi film on a shoestring budget, using non-actors, improvisation and filming in several locations illegally. The way Edwards manages to make the film look as if it was made with larger financial means is the strongest aspect of the film, proving that filmmaking is as accessible to those wishing to take on the craft as ever.

    The film itself is flawed but the original plot and Edwards' excellent use of suspense save the film from being…

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  • Rizki Fachriansyah

    ★★★ Added by Rizki Fachriansyah

    What Edwards has achieved technically with a confining budgetary constraint is impressive. That said, everything else on display is surface-level and is never probed all the way to the core.

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  • Patrick Mullen

    ★★½ Watched by Patrick Mullen 23 Apr, 2015

    This is a great example of making a film with an incredibly small budget look like it had so many more resources than it had. I never would have guessed this film was made for $500,000 and that's just how great a job Gareth Edwards did.

    However, I still didn't like the movie all that much. For being a character-driven story, the characters aren't all that interesting.

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  • Michael

    ★★★ Watched by Michael 24 Feb, 2013

    Wer bei “Monsters” einen klassischen Alienfilm erwartet wird ganz schnell enttäuscht sein vom Film. Zwar bietet die spektakuläre Eröffnungssequenz einen tollen Blick auf die außerirdische Bedrohung und auch im weiteren Verlauf des Films kann man immer mal wieder einen Blick auf die Aliens erhaschen, der Kerns des Films sind sie aber nicht.

    Vielmehr ist “Monsters” ein Film über eine Reise ins Ungewisse, der mit der Angst vor einer Bedrohung spielt, die zugleich bekannt und unbekannt ist. Und genau da liegt…

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  • JohnAllegretti

    Added by JohnAllegretti

    Netflix

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