Love and Monsters

critic Reviews

, 90% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Led by a charming star turn from Dylan O'Brien, Love and Monsters peers into the apocalypse and finds an action-adventure with surprising emotional depth.
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    Noel MurrayLos Angeles Times
    Though it's moderately likable throughout, only when "Love and Monsters" gets serious about the difficulties of Joel's situation does it feel genuinely relevant.
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    Nick AllenRogerEbert.com
    An excellent display of O'Brien's infectious imagination and comic energy.
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    Lovia GyarkyeNew York Times
    An imaginative post-apocalyptic coming-of-age film...
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    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    A happy-go-lucky adventure through an apocalyptic danger zone.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    There's a kicky spirit to the whole production and the effects are first-rate.
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    Jessica KiangVariety
    A daffily lightweight throwback to the teen action-adventures of the '80s and '90s.
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    MaryAnn JohansonFlick Filosopher
    This pleasantly silly-sad apocalypse, melancholy with a dash of optimism, smashes clichés and finds fresh angles on the familiar. Dylan O'Brien has a self-deprecating charm; there's a great dog, too.
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    Cynthia VinneyCBR
    Accessible but original, amusing but genuine, Love and Monsters is diverting entertainment complete with a hopeful message that may make you feel just a little bit better about the world.
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    Matt RodriguezShakefire
    Love and Monsters is everything you want out of a movie.
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    Rob HunterFilm School Rejects
    He already conquered mazes, and now Dylan O'Brien is setting his sights on monsters. The result is a fun, thrilling, and affecting coming of age creature feature.
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