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I've seen no end of monster-on-the-loose films, and the fact is that 'Q' is one of the very best of them. A terrifying prehistoric winged beast starts snatching people from New York, whilst there are cult murders involving an ancient Aztec god. As if the NYPD haven't enough on their plate, there's a bank robbery in which a put-upon small-time crook loses the money and then finds a giant egg on top of a skyscraper.
What sets this film apart from the hundreds of other monster movies is its genuinely tense atmosphere, its characters, its haunting scenes which really do stay with you, its well-written and witty script, its great views of New York and its monster which really does have a life and character all of its own.
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