A Monster Calls

Stories are wild creatures.


A Monster Calls
A 12-year-old boy, dealing with his mother’s illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother, and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides him on a journey of courage, faith, and truth.

108 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12.
Drama, Fantasy.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Ben Moor, James Melville, Oliver Steer
Director
J.A. Bayona
ScreenplayPatrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
MusicFernando Velázquez
CinematographyOscar Faura
EditingJaume Marti, Bernat Vilaplana
Sound formats
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2016
Produced byApaches Entertainment, La Trini, A Monster Calls, Participant Media, River Road Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceInfrequent, low impact
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for thematic content and some scary images
Runtime108
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
1
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
12 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
3
Violence
3
Sex
1
Language
1
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
0

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Stephanie Merry quote iconNuanced approach saves this monster of a sob-story.
10
Die Burger
Herman Lategan quote iconSeun se spel in 'A Monster Calls' is asemrowend.
10
Cape Times
Unknown
15
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconIt’s in my top 10 of the year.
15
Metacritic.com
40 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
192 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA Monster Calls deftly balances dark themes and fantastical elements to deliver an engrossing and uncommonly moving entry in the crowded coming-of-age genre.
17
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
15
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconHeartrending adaptation explores the enormity of grief.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
37 users
16
Rottentomatoes users
17347 users
15
Internet
7999 Netizens
16

Average .. 73%

15

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