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About the Movie
A divorced mother and her headstrong daughter must fight for survival when a terrifying monster attacks them after their car breaks down on a deserted country road.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 40
- Fresh: 31
- Rotten: 9
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Mr. Bertino, who also wrote the undercooked script, sets the scene effectively, using his leads to give the story a sense of normalcy that he dismantles trick by genre trick.
Fresh: A simple but skillfully told shocker.
Fresh: An admirably lean-and-mean execution of an elemental horror story.
Rotten: The Monster offers solid performances and a real-world subtext. But those virtues aren't enough to keep the movie from getting stalled in some big bad woods, miles short of profundity.
In order to enjoy the scares, which are pretty good, you have to log a LOT of time watching a little girl in anguish. You watch her suffer parental serious neglect and abuse, you watch her terror as she sees the monster chew people up and listens to their hoarse screams, you watch her fear and grief as she confronts the possibility of losing her mother. If you dig long closeups of little girls with tears streaming down their contorted faces, this is the movie for you!
I wanted to like this movie so much. The premise is right up my alley! BUT man o man they tried way to hard to make the mother/daughter subplot dramatically important during what should of been just a "man vs nightmare scenario" film that any fan of the classic Stephen Kings: Cujo, would jump at. So much so that is was annoying and tedious and whiny. It slowed it down and it was just eyerolling.
On the positve, the production value and cinematography were great! And Zoe Kazan is nice to look at!
For at perfect saturday Night. Alot for chills, scares and Gore
See it !