Monsters vs. Aliens

94 mins
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A rag tag group of monsters are recruited by the American government to protect Earth against alien invaders, in this... More

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Monsters vs. Aliens | Ratings & Reviews

"Monsters vs. Aliens spins a modern twist on classic horror monsters like the 50-foot woman, the Fly, the Blob, Mothra, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. It throws in a little sci-fi inspired by The Day the Earth Stood Still and Close Encounters of the Third Kind to create a high-concept mash-up so suited for mass entertainment that you’d wonder why nobody had thought of it before."

Flicks, Andrew HedleyFlicks

"A film of chuckles, smiles and light amusement rather than big laughs, galvanizing excitement and original invention."


"A snappy script and some neat 3D make for an above-average romp with plenty of in-jokes for cineastes and fan-boys alike."

Total FilmTotal Film

"The movie is curiously unmemorable, partly because nearly all of its humor depends on your having seen something like it before, even if you haven't."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"3-D is a distraction and an annoyance."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"Worth seeing purely for Seth Grogan perfectly cast as a brainless alien."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"I guess I was disappointed the story didn't entertain me as much as I'd hoped it might.My almost four-year-old niece Molly was pretty entertained though, and she thought the whole 3D thing was very cool."


"In fact "nice" is the adjective that seems to surface most in trying to pin down the film's most salient quality, which means that while the film is enjoyable enough, it is unlikely to become a classic for us, or a "Shrek" sort of franchise for DreamWorks."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"There is a nice mix of action with tender moments -- especially among the misfit monsters."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Yayyyy, monsters!"

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"The adult jokes and mandatory pop-culture references mean it will only sporadically hold the attention of the under-fives, who will struggle to keep the large 3D glasses on their faces anyway. For everyone else, it's a great way to blob out."

Dominion PostDominion Post

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PG, contains mild animated violence
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