A Monster Calls

Dec 23, 2016 | PG-13 | 1h 48m

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

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9 / 10 Verdict: Great
Avg. Rating: 9 # of Ratings: 7 # of Reviews: 5

Overall Rating

9 / 10 Verdict: Great
Avg. Rating: 9 # of Ratings: 7 # of Reviews: 5

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Director: Juan Antonio Bayona

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  • WHAT I LIKED: For generations, fantasy tales have helped children and adults alike understand and come to terms with the realities of life within the safety of their alternative contexts, and J.A Bayona's 'A Monster Calls,' brilliantly sees that w... Read the full review »
  • Based solely on the trailers, audiences know that some stories are going to be hard to watch. It’s understood that you’re going to be twisted, even torn, but it’s rare that a film actually rips you apart before piecing you back together. So... Read the full review »
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    lololovesfilms

    10 / 10
    This is a beautiful, heartfelt film that offers an interesting approach to coping, illness, and grief. It uses a fantastical allegory to help explain the difficulty of having a parent suffering from a terminal illness. It never talks down to its a... Read the full review »
  • TheMovieDiorama

    TheMovieDiorama

    10 / 10
    An adaptation of the critically acclaimed novel, A Monster Calls is about a 12 year old boy who struggles to come to terms with his mother's battle with cancer. I remember reading the book a few years ago and was moved by the unique perspective of... Read the full review »

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