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Monsters (2010)

  R HD Closed Captioning

Gareth Edwards

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Plot Summary

Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon reentry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and half of Mexico was quarantined as an infected zone. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain “the creatures”... Our story begins when a U.S. journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through the infected zone to the safety of the U.S. border.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 147
  • Fresh: 105
  • Rotten: 42
  • Average Rating: 6.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Monsters is part immigration parable, part war allegory with a dose of It Happened One Night and The African Queen tossed in. – Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post, Dec 17, 2010

Rotten: The most interesting thing here is the budget. – Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, Aug 22, 2011

Fresh: A better-than-average debut by a filmmaker who merits watching. Let's hope that he keeps some of his indie spirit when Hollywood comes calling. – Peter Howell, Toronto Star, Aug 22, 2011

Fresh: An astonishing achievement for first-time British feature director Gareth Edwards. – Nick Roddick, Sight and Sound, Aug 22, 2011

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Customer Reviews

NOT what I expected

Okay, so when I saw this trailer, I was way stoked. Great premise. Looked like great alien creatures. I was expecting a "cloverfield-like" movie based on the images and trailer that the movie distributor put out. The movie IS NOT action. It is NOT suspense. It's a fairly good character study and there are some subtle underplays connecting the monsters to the humans but that's about it. In short, it's not entertaining AT ALL which is quite contrary to what I had expected based on the marketing. I mean look at the plot summary: "stunning sci-fi epic." there's nothing stunning about it and nothing epic. Sure it's sci-fi because it has aliens but that's about it.

Just a warning to all. If you are expecting a rip-roaring, kick it through the jungle heart-pounding sci-fi thriller don't get this movie. if you want "go the distance" with alien creatures, this flick is for you.

Stupid People

This movie isn't even out in theaters yet. The price is perfect considering the fact that when it actually DOES come out you will be paying ten bucks a ticket and twenty bucks for popcorn... Don't be a fool. Save $30 and watch it at home before it's released to theaters!

I want my money back....

Like my predecessors, who have watched this movie, this movie isnt what the trailer or the Plot summary promises it'd be. I saw this thinking it'd be a Human vs aliens smash fest or a horror survival(partially true). It ended up being just a tale of two people just gradually falling in love. Forget any promises of seeing any cool monster vs human on epic scales or periodic skirmishes with the spacial invaders, theres hardly any showings throughout the movie, majority of the movie is just filled with "Fluff" nonsense that just makes u keep asking, where's the monsters?! If I can get my money back i would, it was a huge waste of my time and looks like i'm out 10 bucks. If i could save any of you from this tragic mistake of a fail promise, plz heed these words.

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