A Monster Calls Movie Review
Rating :- 4/5 Reviewed by: Renuka Vyavahare Site:TimesofIndia
While the fictional tale stands out for director J.A. Bayona’s vision and interpretation of the unconventional novel, it’s unsentimental take on surviving grief tugs at your heartstrings the most. Beneath all the visual excellence and special effects-enhanced live action imagery, lies a human story that’s close to everyone’s heart. This heart-breaking tale on life and death leaves a lump in your throat. It is enormously engrossing but is not for you if you seek light-hearted entertainment and romantic escapism in movies.
Rating :- 4/5 Reviewed by:Rohan Naahar Site:Hindustantimes
The film has been adapted by Ness himself, it hits every beat, every note, and every memory with the same grace. And with director JA Bayona’s unexpectedly flamboyant visuals, the story, which was already quite devastating, is elevated.This immense burden – to project the battered heart of this story, to grapple mortality (and morality) has been placed on the young shoulders of Lewis MacDougall, who, it has to be said, is a rare find. Not only does he carry the film for long stretches by himself, he also overshadows the towering Liam Neeson (who has voiced the monster).To accept the truth, to will oneself to carry on, to survive – that is why the monster calls. That is the discomfort from which Conor runs. This is the fourth story.
Rating :- 4/5 Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny Site:Rogerebert
A conversation between Conor and his grandmother during a rainy drive to the hospital, when the car is stopped for a passing train, is framed in beautiful autumnal running colors outside their car windows (the director of photography is Óscar Faura, who has worked with Bayona on all his features); it’s not only visually breathtaking but emotionally consonant and resonant. Despite its shortcomings, there are things about this film that are hard to shake; the movie’s ultimate wisdom and overarching compassion make it very likely that you won’t want to shake them, after all.
A Monster Calls Official Teaser Trailer #1 (2016) – Liam Neeson Movie HD