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A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

Score: 7.45 / 10

Release Date: January 6, 2017
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Producer: BelÚn Atienza, Jonathan King, Mitch Horwits
Studio: Universal Pictures
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Lewis MacDougall, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 108 minutes

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A Monster Calls movie reviews

  • A Monster Calls

    Friday, January 6, 2017 6:37:08 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    An original, at times believable multi-moral tale, that is well-worth seeing.

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    A Monster Calls

    Friday, January 6, 2017 6:15:28 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    I thought the graphics were fantastic, the story had a great premise but I was disappointed by the abrupt ending- like a drop off a cliff.

  • 8

    A Monster Calls

    Friday, January 6, 2017 4:42:16 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Wonderful, but hard to watch at times without that kleenex

  • 9

    A Monster Calls

    Friday, January 6, 2017 4:21:22 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    A very unique and enjoyable movie. Technically impressive but also left the user to interpret the exact meaning of the monster. And for anyone that has lost a close loved one, this movie hit home.

  • 7

    A Monster Calls

    Friday, January 6, 2017 4:11:42 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Viewed this film at a sneak peek. I found its amorality refreshing. The story is basically how humans are flawed(the amorality I spoke of) and that one needs to be aware of this amorality, even within oneself. In short, a young boy whose mother is dying and whose father is absent learns lessons about himself and others through the titular monster. A children's story about us that has no "moral" lesson because people are not moral, but rather a lesson about recognizing this amorality and learning to live with it. Morals are a metaphysical tool, no more. Hard truths about our species. Well acted and shot. ?

  • 7

    A Monster Calls

    Friday, January 6, 2017 4:05:32 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Even though a bit dark for young children, I like how it dealt with important issues like bullying and serious illness.

  • 8

    A Monster Calls

    Friday, January 6, 2017 4:01:55 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    A heart touching movie that bring tears to your eyes. It's a must see.

  • 7

    A Monster Calls

    Friday, January 6, 2017 3:38:52 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    A very poignant and moving tale about a boy and his dying mother...enjoyed it tremendously!

  • 7

    A Monster Calls

    Friday, January 6, 2017 3:27:38 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Gorgeous film. Great for kids and adults alike. Heartfelt and moving! Visually beautiful

  • 7

    A Monster Calls

    Friday, January 6, 2017 12:30:14 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Beautiful portrayal of a child's inner dealings during a time of uncertainty and confusion. Well written. Well presented. Well acted.