Monos

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91% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score91%
  • As visually splendid as it is thought-provoking, Monos takes an unsettling look at human nature whose grim insights leave a lingering impact.
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    Peter SobczynskieFilmCritic.com
    Monos has some things going for it -- the photography is often stunning and the score by Mica Levi is equally striking, but in the end, it just proves to be a stylish but shallow exploration of a subject deserving of a much deeper treatment.
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    Jack BlackwellOne Room With A View
    It's tense, exciting, and affecting, as well as a true ensemble piece that does justice to all its players, ending with the perfect amount of ambiguity.
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    Dennis SchwartzOzus' World Movie Reviews
    Plotless, atmospheric, grim and exciting nihilist thriller about child soldiering and surviving warfare.
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    Mark DujsikMark Reviews Movies
    The film offers little by way of plot, instead observing how these kids have been transformed in ways so fundamental that they're barely children any longer.
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    Michael O'SullivanWashington Post
    Violent, beautiful and powerfully watchable...
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    Robert KojderFlickering Myth
    Monos is aesthetically arresting and intoxicating; a necessary watch for its unflinching tone
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    David FearRolling Stone
    Call it a collective character study or a perpetual-war film - Monos takes it cues from a number of well-known influences. But there's a specific, singular madness that's completely its own.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It is absolutely gorgeous... You can feel the mud and feel like you can reach out and touch the clouds.
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    Robin CliffordReeling Reviews
    It is, under the surface, an intro to something more from the filmmakers.
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    Alci RengifoEntertainment Voice
    [Alejandro] Landes conjures something akin to poetry, using images more than dialogue to convey ideas about war, survival and the human condition.
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