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The Monster

HD   R Closed Captioning

Bryan Bertino

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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: 42
  • Fresh: 33
  • 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. – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, Nov 10, 2016

Fresh: A simple but skillfully told shocker. – Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly, Nov 10, 2016

Fresh: An admirably lean-and-mean execution of an elemental horror story. – Dennis Harvey, Variety, Nov 11, 2016

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. – Mark Jenkins, NPR, Nov 10, 2016

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Customer Reviews

Child Torture

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!

Perfect movie

For at perfect saturday Night. Alot for chills, scares and Gore
See it !


Not your typical horror movie- and at times you wonder who the real monster is- but this movie is heartbreaking and frightening at given times.
Well written and well acted.
I was brought to tears and terrified at the same time.
Great movie!

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The Monster
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Horror
  • Released: 2016

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