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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.
After the crash landing of a NASA probe, Central America is quarantined because of contamination by alien life forms. Six years later photojournalist Andrew Kaulder (Scoot McNairy) is sent to investigate these "monsters." He is also asked to track down his boss's daughter (Whitney Able) and escort her safely back to America.
Why Is Monsters Rated R?
Monsters is rated R for language.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Monsters...
This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
- Brief portrayals of graphic violence
- Infrequent portrayals of gun and alien violence (no blood shown).
- Infrequent portrayals of corpses (some blood and detail shown).
- Infrequent portrayals of frightening monsters.
- Some scenes may frighten young children.
- Suspenseful situations.
- Occasional disturbing scenes.
- Mild sexual references.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in non-sexual contexts.
- Infrequent use of scatological slang and profanity.
Drugs and Alcohol:
- Portrayal of alcohol consumption and drunkenness.
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Following in the genre footsteps of monster movies like Cloverfield and District 9, this low-budget production was shot by a four-person crew. (Expect a lot of hand-held camera work.) Much of its dialogue is improvised. Filmed on location in Central America, many of the extras are local people without any theatrical training. Actors Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able are married to each other in real life.
Another married couple (Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly) co-star in the movie Creation, about the life of Charles Darwin.
Canadian Movie Ratings
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Details on home video releases of Monsters...
Monsters is releasing to home video on February 1, 2011.