4.5

A Monster Calls

Drama Fantasy


 

A young adolescent boy struggles with the imminent death of his mother and is haunted by a recurring nightmare.

"A Monster Calls" is a darkly creative and deeply moving drama that defies classification as either a children's or an adult movie. It works as both. The production is engrossing with rare emotional depth, while the story balances existential dichotomies with a narrative that attempts to explain the best and worst of human nature. It succeeds by drawing you into the complicated life and dreamworld of a troubled youth. This one reaches right in, grabs your heart and then squeezes. Pick up.

Anne Murphy

Wide Release 27th July 2017
Entertainment One Films 108 mins