A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

A boy attempts to deal with his mothers illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping to a fantastical world.

A Monster Calls Details

Title A Monster Calls
Air Date Oct 07, 2016
Runtime 108 Minutes
Networks River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Apaches Entertainment, La Trini,
Genres Drama, Fantasy,
Country Spain, United States of America,
Languages en,

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  • "I'll. Be. Right. Here."

    January 5th, 2017

    The worst thing about this movie is its title. The second worst thing about this movie is its trailer. Both will either a) put people off seeing it (it succeeded in that with my wife for example) or b) make people conclude it is a 'nice holiday film to take the kids to', which is also an horrendous mistake!. This is a crying shame because it is a ...

  • Absolutely blown away

    December 14th, 2016

    When I first walk into theater, I was not expecting much of this. Yeah, the first moments were so cliché I thought this would just be a mediocre movie at best. But after the movie, everything changed, and this became one of the best movies I've seen in years The director use beautifully rendered CGI to deliver the emotions of a struggling young b...

  • One of the most impressive coming of age story I've ever seen

    October 14th, 2016

    Been quite long since the last time I wrote something about anything, but I guess this one deserves a bit more words than others.. Every once in a while you might watch something that absorbed you completely and got you thinking about it. Not because it's perfect but because it touched you personally.. A Monster Calls tells a story about a boy nam...

  • Only truths will quench the fires of the heart

    October 16th, 2016

    A scary looking tree in the middle of a graveyard haunts the dreams of a little boy, Conor, who already has enough troubles while awake. A mother (Felicity Jones) with terminal cancer, bullies, absent father, dictatorial grandma (Sigourney Weaver) and now a threatening monster (Liam Neeson) to visit him at night; poor Conor does not have a lot goi...

  • Eccentric, Eerie and Hauntingly Beautiful

    September 10th, 2016

    As a fan of J.A. Bayona's previous work "The Impossible", I had fairly high expectations for this and to say that I am astonished would be an understatement. "A Monster Calls" is based on the book that Patrick Ness published in 2011. After this breathtaking adventure I assure you, You will be inclined to read the book. As this is an adventure that...

  • One of the most emotionally powerfully films I've seen in a while

    December 10th, 2016

    Based on the novel of the same name by Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls is one of the most emotionally powerful films I've seen in a long time. Directed by J. A. Bayona, this is a film you'll want to be making sure you have a pack of tissues ready for. . Conor O'Malley (Lewis MacDougall) lives at home with his terminally ill mother (Felicity Jones). ...

  • Emotionally Honest

    January 5th, 2017

    A Monster Calls is the rare movie geared toward a younger demographic which refuses to pull an emotional punch. The movie explicitly states that the protagonist, Connor O'Malley, is "too old to be a kid and too young to be a man". The introductory tagline is the perfect way to relay the film's tone to the audience. From the brutally honest acting ...

  • Like an true nightmare, A Monster Calls has a lot of dark beauty within it's tragedy

    January 9th, 2017

    The traces of crayon and markers on paper will tell you a lot of thing you need to know about the child that drew it. You'd be surprised by how much a drawing of a horse or a sloppy house can tell what any kid would like. I remember during the third grade, my teacher noted several sketches I've done of space aliens and flying pizzas invading over ...

  • "And if you need to break things, then by God, you break them."

    November 9th, 2016

    As someone who had read the book and really liked it, I found the movie as compelling and it excels at additions that are not in the novel such as the last scene which happened after the ending of the book. However, they also removed some good parts from the book, but were offset by visuals and score and the spot on performances of the characters ...

  • A beautiful modern tale suffering from focus issues

    September 26th, 2016

    The trailer for this movie was perfect, a real tearjerker focusing on exactly what the synopsis says: a little boy coming to terms with his mother's terminal illness with the help of his imagination. As someone who just lost his mother to cancer I was sobbing while watching the trailer and put this movie on my "must-see" -list. Unfortunately, the ...

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