Reviews: Monos (2019)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: The film’s single most stunning achievement comes from composer Mica Levi (“Under the Skin”), her original score comprised of wavering call and response whistles and thunderous drum rolls which sound forged from rippling metal sheets.
  • Rob Daniel @ Electric Shadows
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: A thoughtful, bleak, and exhilirating experience that demands to be seen on the big screen.
  • [New] | Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis [Spanish]
  • Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: Apocalyptic and oblique, nightmarish and surreal, it’s a dark allegory, one that contains weirdly more Gummi Bear fun facts than expected.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: Intensity grows until ambiguity between childhood and adulthood fades away. Those with capacity to kill lose their virtue and those without realize there’s nowhere to turn.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: There are memorable visuals, a haunting and offbeat score, and other elements turning this survival story concerning a group of child soldiers into something as profound as it is atmospheric.
  • Gregory J. Smalley @
    • Excerpt: Monos’ is a movie that reminds everyone of other movies, of ‘Lord of the Flies’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’ and ‘Aguirre the Wrath of God.’ That’s not a knock on director Alejandro Landes; there’s no need to reinvent the wheel, when existing styles are the best means to tell the story you want to tell.
  • Ron Wilkinson @ itsjustmovies.com
    • Excerpt: A powerful journey into barely controlled chaos. A family that slips its reins with disastrous results.