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A Monster Calls 2016

I'm still sobbing as I write this. The film is very good but it is quite traumatic. It is a subtle meditation on grief (as symbolised by the monster) and will ring true to a lot of peoples experiences. Billed as a family film, though I fear young ones will be too scared by the monster and too upset by the subject matter. Brilliant performance from the young lead and a great script that isn't as heavy handed as it could have been.

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Dizzyingly perfect. Don't read anything about it, just go and see.

Make sure you bring plenty of tissues.

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Decent coming-of-age fantasy fable, with the fairly interesting gimmick of using this imaginary monster to deal with grief. Ultimately I didn't care though and I think a lot of it has to do with the little sh!t, unlikable lead....

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A Monster Calls is a movie that will take you on a roller-coaster of emotions. One of the best movies of 2016. Simply mind blowing !

Here is my quick review:
[Like]
+ Stunning performances by all actors
+ Out of this world art and cinematography
+ Lots of drama and moral discussion
+ Captivating and deeply moving plot with a perfect flow
+ The movie leaves a long lasting impression.
[Dislike]
- Sorry but I couldn't find any

Plot Complexity:
Medium

Best Movie Quote:
Because humans are complicated beasts. You believe comforting lies, while knowing full well the painful truth that makes those lies necessary. In the end, Conor, it is not important what you think. It is only important what you do.

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Holy smokes! Someone was chopping onions during the movie, especially towards the end..

Anyways, amazing movie. It hit me in the right spots; probably due to the fact that I can relate to the boy's personality. Powerful, deep, and heartfelt. This movie will stay with me for quite some time.

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As I was watching I wondered why they made Liam Neeson recognizable on the family photos if he wasn't anywhere in the movie, but it turns out he voiced The Monster. I just noticed it, I didn't recognize his voice. Nice.

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A powerful film that deals with loss, grief and guilt, this is a raw story that feels all too real in its depiction of a young boy struggling to come to terms with his mother's illness. The premise could easily have become mauldin, but there is a truth to the film that prevents it from ever feeling manipulative. It is certainly helped by strong performances, not least by newcomer Lewis Macdougall. He is a revelation in the central performance, so absorbing is his struggle to deal with the emotions anyone in his position would be going through that it's only at the end you stop to consider how good he really was - it's certainly one of the best performances this year. The fantastical elements are perfectly balanced in the story, never feeling trite or out of place and the artwork used to bring the animated stories to life is beautifully done. One of the best films of the year.

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Apart from the last 15 minutes and the climax i believe the film delivered flat and cheap drama. The story was mediocre and the whole movie didn't pass above average

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I call you to watch this heartwarming film, and i recommend you have some tissues, because this film will make you drowned in your own tears... break anyone.. i couldn't walk while standing up from the seat.. i'm crying while i write this... such a moving film.. great performance from the young leading actor... a film to watch before you die... i think i need a hug...

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Trailer is done very well, but I can't stop thinking: "What the hell is this about?"

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Maravillosos los cortos de animación, diseño de esos personajes de animacion, especialmente el Druida y el Tejo gigante.

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This is definitely NOT a children's film, despite the fantasy style picture and blurb.

I am glad I watched this alone as my son would not have understood the deepness and heart in this movie.

A Monster Calls is a hidden gem, one that I've passed over many times and wish I'd watched much sooner!

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The monster of our fears; fear of saying the truth, fear of sharing our deepest feelings.
Love can change the life.
Your believes are valuables.

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I literally knew nothing about this film. What a lovely little movie. Be prepared to cry. It’s sad but heartwarming at the same time. The visual affects were well done and the acting was seamless. Definitely worth watching.

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As much as I felt empathy for the characters, also I fully understand how they felt themselves in the edge of a family tragedy and felt a little depressed at the end somehow I couldn't get involved in this movie.

Don't know what I missed exactly. The cartoonish background didn't bother me and I liked how the plot evolved. May be a few stereotypical plot points bugged me, I refer to the fact that Conor, a shy boy who dosen't look for attention or trouble, gets bullied by the big kids. Furthermore, a kid like that has been picked out for the main role. Also the single parent card has been played out. How original.

Tends to be a loose analogy, but in a similar theme, I mean deal with grief in a family situation converged with fable elements, I appreciate Big Fish even more.

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Superbe film poétique et émouvant.
Mise en scène brillante.

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This movie is terrible. It's a badly-written and poorly-executed wannabe Pan's Labyrinth (which is infinitely better), and they even stole some lines from that movie. It wants to create deep emotions in little time through cliché situations without caring to create interesting or original characters. Everyone in this movie is a tiresome stereotype and the kid is not even likable. It's just a plain, forgettable movie and I was wishing for it to end the entire time.

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One of the most beautiful films of 2016, could easily compete and possibly win in any of the major categories of Oscar.

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If I wanted to want kids, I'd want them to watch this.

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A Monster Calls is such a beautiful movie, although a bit more dramatic than I was expecting, beautiful nonetheless. It is a fascinating story with a great buildup and I loved "the monster", he was very wise. It was quite magical (but still very sad). I think the movie carries a great message and I would recommend watching it with a lot of tissues. (I think Felicity Jones was so amazing as Lizzie, perhaps one of her best work. I also think Lewis MacDougall has a great career ahead of him because he was goooood)

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Un monstruo viene a verm

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A beatiful movie. So intense, so Sade.

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A very well made and imaginative story. A Monster Calls is acted very well all around with great performances from all of the main cast most notably Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson providing mo-cap and voices. The ending does lose a little steam though when it tries to hard to bring out emotions. A little more development would've really got me crying.

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