Love and Monsters

critic Reviews

, 93% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Led by a charming star turn from Dylan O'Brien, Love and Monsters peers into the apocalypse and finds an action-adventure with surprising emotional depth.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    Michael Matthews' "Love and Monsters" is the rarest kind of movie these days: A fun, imaginative, genre-mashing adventure that was made with a modest amount of big studio money.
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    Danny MintonHouston Chronicle
    At times it is quite creative and others it feels way too familiar. While the monsters' very presence and actions don't make a lick of sense, they are at least uniquely conceived, even if the supporting characters are many times unnecessary formulaic...
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    Noel MurrayLos Angeles Times
    Though it's moderately likable throughout, only when "Love and Monsters" gets serious about the difficulties of Joel's situation does it feel genuinely relevant.
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    Nick AllenRogerEbert.com
    An excellent display of O'Brien's infectious imagination and comic energy.
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    Lovia GyarkyeNew York Times
    An imaginative post-apocalyptic coming-of-age film...
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    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    A happy-go-lucky adventure through an apocalyptic danger zone.
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    Paul MountStarburst
    Terrific fun, a creature feature bursting with heart and optimism and no end of superb special effects, delivering a joyously upbeat adventure story that reminds us in difficult times... there's always hope for a better and brighter tomorrow.
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    Matt DonatoWhat to Watch
    'Love And Monsters' samples the whimsy of 'Fantastic Beasts' and the danger of 'Monster Hunter,' ending up with a romantic Young Adult adventure that's lighter on development but big on atmosphere.
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    Josh DavisPop Culture Leftovers
    Love and Monsters, at it's core, is a throwback action/adventure movie built for families and big crowds in movie theaters.
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    Sandie Angulo ChenCommon Sense Media
    Charming post-apocalyptic adventure is filled with suspense.
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