A Monster Calls

Scenes of distress dealing with family illness. Moderate scary and bullying scenes. This film is not suitable for younger viewers. Others regardless of age may find some scenes upsetting.

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A Monster Calls

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Conor is a troubled boy beset by bullies and struggling to cope with his mother’s illness. But when ‘A Monster Calls’, he’ll escape into a world of myths and magic.

There’s an ancient tree just outside his village that’s been there for thousands of years. Conor knows there’s something special about it, but he could never have guessed that it would come alive, and be the key to his salvation…

‘A Monster Calls’ brings the award-winning novel to spectacular life with a cast including Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson as the Monster.  

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  • Genre
    Drama, Fantasy
  • Cast members
    Felicity Jones, Lewis MacDougall, Liam Neeson
  • Running time
    108 minutes
  • Directed by
    J.A. Bayona
  • Language


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Reviewer: PinktijenDate: 2017-01-18

I nearly didn't go as the trailer was awful. However, I loved the film. It was extremely poignant and powerful in its messaging. The boy was a fantastic actor and the mothers words were perfect. Powerful & highly emotional, worth a watch!


Reviewer: Patrick RobertsDate: 2017-01-13

This is one of the most poignant films I have ever seen. A study in the emotions of sadness and guilt. Wonderful acting by the young star. This will be a masterpiece.

Amazing Film

Reviewer: Henry10 Date: 2017-01-11

Admiration for one who had recently lost his own mum, Lewis McDougall's stunning performance was Oscar material- One to watch! Brilliant film!

A truly stunning

Reviewer: DanapointDate: 2017-01-05

I saw this film two days ago and can still hear the soundtrack and see the powerful images in my head now. It was truly stunning. A powerful, meaningful film that addresses our very deepest fears. my 13 year old also loved it. Not for the very young.

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