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Monsters (2010)

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Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 12 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Mario Zuniga Benavides ...
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Justin Hall ...
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Marine (as Kerry Valderrema)
Jonathan Winnford ...
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Anthony Cristo ...
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Mario Richardson ...
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Jorge Quirs ...
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Erick Arce ...
Marine
Emigo Munkel ...
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Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over North 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 US journalist agrees to escort a shaken tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border. Written by Annon

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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3 December 2010 (UK)  »

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Čudovišta  »

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£500,000 (estimated)

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$20,508 (USA) (29 October 2010)

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$237,301 (USA) (24 December 2010)
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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A cephalopod mollusk (or even a vertebrate animal) of that giant size would have no ability to walk or move on land. It would be crushed by it's own massive weight. Since the creature is of extraterrestrial origin, however, its alien anatomy might have certain adaptations that allow it to walk on land without being crushed by its own weight. See more »

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Title Card: Six years ago... NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A space probe was launched to collect samples but broke up during re-entry over Mexico. Soon after new life forms began to appear and half of the was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today... The Mexican & US military still struggle to contain 'the creatures'...
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Muchos Mescal
Written by Eva Abraham and Andrew Waterworth (as Andy Waterworth)
Performed by Eva Abraham and Andrew Waterworth (as Andy Waterworth)
Published by and courtesy of Vertigo Music Publishing Limited
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A beautiful, quiet, poetic movie more about places, than monsters.
17 May 2011 | by (London) – See all my reviews

A beautiful, quiet, poetic movie more about places, than monsters. The film starts off a bit gimmicky - with some Cloverfield like action sequence, then it settles into the main storyline, and slowly builds on the characters, and places, the emotional landscape they experienced. It almost reminded me of "Motorcycle Diary" but with occasional monsters. Actings were superb, very natural, not forced with main characters undeniable likeness to Skeet Ulrich & Cameron Diaz.

The pacing of the movie is quite slow at times, definitely not for people looking for action. The special effects are sprinkled sparingly throughout the movie, where its needed to great effect. All in all, an engrossing, quiet movie to enjoy.


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