A Monster Calls (2016)

PG-13   |    |  Animation, Drama, Fantasy

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A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother's terminal illness.




  • J.A. Bayona and Lewis MacDougall in A Monster Calls (2016)
  • Liam Neeson and Peter Kujawski at an event for A Monster Calls (2016)
  • J.A. Bayona at an event for A Monster Calls (2016)
  • Liam Neeson and Lewis MacDougall in A Monster Calls (2016)
  • Sigourney Weaver in A Monster Calls (2016)
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28 March 2018 | thekarmicnomad
| Bedtime stories from a monster
A young boy is having visions of a tree like monster that visits him at night. The visitations coincide with him being bullied at school and his strained relationship with his mother and grandmother.

The characters, effects, production and story are all great! You really get sucked into the life of the main character and there are quite a few anxious scenes where he is trying to come to terms his life.

The monster dispenses some short stories in cartoon format which helps break up the relatively bleak and slow real action.

I didn't find there to be many surprises but although I could see what was coming up ahead when the movie got there I was still gripped.

This is an excellent movie, however, I don't think it is a spoiler to say that this film is not a barrel of laughs and it is quite slow.

Watch this on a big TV with the sound turned up to get the most of the monster scenes.

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