(2010)

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Metascore

Based on 26 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
Monsters holds our attention ever more deeply as we realize it's not a casual exploitation picture.
88
With Monsters, Edwards transcends the special-effects auteur label, creating a memorable sci-fi story in which the hero and heroine are true equals in the adventure. How's that for an alien concept?
83
Monsters is really a road-movie romance that tracks the burgeoning relationship between two strangers as they travel through the "infected" zone.
75
Monsters, like a serpent eating its own tail, comes back on itself in ways that haunt, and hurt.
75
Edwards is a wizard with his laptop's effects program. The squiddy things he conjures up look like the real deal - thoroughly creepy and a gazillion feet tall. Too bad his screenwriting software didn't have an equivalently impressive plot-twisting algorithm to get him to the final fade.
75
Monsters is a sharp little low-fi monster movie operating from a tantalizing premise.
75
Monsters works not because of its representation of alien creatures or its somewhat derivative back story but because of the atypical manner in which it approaches the character-based narrative.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
Although the tentative performances of his two human leads proves less satisfying, and the story's not-so-underlying sociological context can be hard to miss -- it takes place along the U.S.-Mexico border -- the overall picture still impresses.
70
Wait a second, is this a horror movie or an episode of The Hills?
50
San Francisco Chronicle
An arty, ruminative and slow-paced film that's being marketed as a big ol' alien-invasion flick. Just don't expect an invasion flick.
40
Wall Street Journal
What brings Monsters down from its extremely low perch is a conspicuous lack of monstrosity.

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