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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Bob's rating of the film The Monster

    Although there's literally a monster in this movie - and very well designed monster - a monsters doesn't come just from the dark backwoods, but from the darkness of our own mind, our resentments, our disappointments and our weaknesses. And that's beautifully explored through wonderful performances of mother and child reunion. Almost perfect tension is ruined with cheap resolves, but still entertaining for one watch

  2. Matthew Martens's rating of the film The Monster

  3. João Estevens's rating of the film The Monster

  4. Laura Lavorato's rating of the film The Monster

    I fail to understand why- if your monster is a metaphor- you would want to display it in the form of an alien-predator-breed sort of beast. "Hit and miss" without the hit.

  5. MATTEO BITTANTI's rating of the film The Monster

    Spoiler alert: the real monster is the mother.

  6. Ulrich JARLØV's rating of the film The Monster

    The unfortunate recent trend of horror movies having metaphorical monsters continues! The Babadook: the monster is a manifestation of grief! Lights Out: the monster is a figment of the mother's sick mind! Under The Shadow: the monster represents the terror of war and/or the terror of living under an oppressive regime! The monster in The Monster is the mother's monstrous addiction! Next: A Monster Calls and Colossal!

  7. Balthaz21's rating of the film The Monster

  8. teler_thriller's rating of the film The Monster

    A relationship between a mother and a daughter can be so painful. But, no matter how painful it is, a daughter always want to be with her mother, until to the point that she needs to walk into another step of her life, adolescence.

  9. Daniel Iván's rating of the film The Monster

    Dull in a cute way, although with an interesting curve within the family drama and the symbolic use of the monster as a possibility; not quite an elaborate metaphor but an effective one. And some cinematographic moments too. To watch and forget.

  10. abyantama's rating of the film The Monster

  11. Mathias Palmberg's rating of the film The Monster

    Bertino fails again with two movies crammed into one where none of the parts work. The domestic drama bit could have worked on it´s own due to terrific actors and some heartbreaking scenes of parental abuse and neglect. But paired with a haphazard monster flick which is as boring as it gets, the whole movie tanks. I feel bad for Kazan and Ballentine who puts in a valiant effort only to be let down by a hack director.

  12. João R's rating of the film The Monster

    The already minimal monster's screen time should have been even shorter since it looked very predictable and unpleasant. The acting wasn't a problem; at least, not as much as the sense that the monster storyline was unecessary. The emotional ride was the centerpiece.

  13. delbertgrady's rating of the film The Monster

    I don't know what was more scary, the annoying girl or the monster!

  14. oldeuboi's rating of the film The Monster

    It need a better characters. Or plot. Or acting. The slow pace served almost no purpose, it just dreadfully draggy, dull and annoying. Perhaps it would be better as a short film.

  15. Daniél Lindström's rating of the film The Monster

    *** solely because of Ella Ballentine's peformance.

  16. J. O.'s rating of the film The Monster

    After you endure the poor casting, unrealistic dialogue and unbelievable interactions between the mother-daughter duo, you're not too concerned once it tries to become a monster movie - metaphorical or otherwise. Snooze, pass.

  17. Nick Schwab's rating of the film The Monster

    Well done in its metaphor, but it doesn't balance its thrills and character drama perfectly, yet at least it tries to, even if it's only halfway successful. While the character drama is heartbreaking, and while the monster film elements are well orchestrated, but by the monster's very presence arising at near its 1/2 way point, its late transition makes these disparate tonal elements unsmoothly integrated.