Dir. J.A. Bayona
Cast: Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Toby Kebbel
Genre: Family Drama, Fantasy
This is a family film with deep and meaningful messages. Depressing occasionally, but heartwarming most of the times.
A Monster Calls is what you called a film with hidden messages and those messages are delivered well through all interactions and dialogues between the kid and the titular character. Lewis MacDougall as the kid is nothing but excellent. Every other characters also played extremely well especially Felicity Jones as the kid's mother.
It is also a well crafted film technically. The animations in the middle of film done artistically beautiful. The Monster look astonishing also. The film manage to tell the allegory about handling and coping to a loss of someone you love much lighter and easier to understand.
A truly beautiful film on the eyes, yet wonderful in my heart.
My rate: (4/5)