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A Monster Calls (2016) Movie Reviews

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01/31/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

This one is perfection !

"I will tell you three stories. And when I'm done with my stories, will you tell me a fourth. I don't know any stories. You will tell me a fourth and it will be the truth."

I'm not easily impressed and rating a movie with a maximum score is an oddity for me, but the impact of "A monster calls" on me was unprecedented. And not only because of the deeper meaning behind the story of young Conor and his terminally ill mother Lizzie, but also because of the brilliant performances of Lewis MacDougall and Sigourney Weaver (Conor's grandmother), the modest acting of Felicity Jones, the sometimes masterfully used special effects and the three profound stories told by the monster with the impressive deep voice of Liam Neeson. It's not really surprising it turned out to be an ...

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11/13/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A Monster Calls - Movie Review

LIFF30 2016 #2

“There is not always a good guy. Nor is there always a bad one. Most people are somewhere in between.”

Before seeing the movie, I didn't know much about "A Monster Calls". The only information I got from it is that it's based on Patrick Ness novel and the trailer had a "Iron Giant" vibe to it. I also liked the director (Juan Antonio Bayona) previous movies, so I guess that's what peaked my interest in seeing it. And I came out pretty surprised of how good it was. Not just that, but how moving and heartfelt it was.

Juan Antonio Bayona is the type of director that knows how to tell a compelling story in his films. To screw lose the sentiment, until your eyes are filled with water to the point where you can't help but spill out. And in this movie h...

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