• Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    It is a little too dark and sparse for little kids, and too obvious for those who have crossed over into adulthood

  • Rohan Naahar
    Rohan Naahar
    Hindustan Times


    To have captured grief with such raw honesty, not just the confusion, but also the rage, is where Bayona has knocked it out of the park. This immense burden – to project the battered heart of this story, to grapple mortality (and morality) has been placed on the young shoulders of Lewis MacDougall, who, it has to be said, is a rare find. Not only does he carry the film for long stretches by himself, he also overshadows the towering Liam Neeson (who has voiced the monster).

  • Sumeet Kaur
    Sumeet Kaur
    Deccan Chronicle


    Despite its best efforts at raising questions about the nature of grief and absolute good and evil, this coming-of-age gothic fantasy suffers from a debilitating inertia that renders it pallid, the stunning visuals notwithstanding.

  • Renuka Vyavahare
    Renuka Vyavahare
    Times Of India


    This heart-breaking tale on life and death leaves a lump in your throat. It is enormously engrossing but is not for you if you seek light-hearted entertainment and romantic escapism in movies.

  • The cinematography by Óscar Faura is visually ensnaring. The special effects live action is enhanced by “paper cutout” animation and allows for great depth. The narration is strong on philosophical and emotional resonance. This is a film that has the power to shake you to your core.

  • BookMyShow Team
    BookMyShow Team


    If you love art, this masterpiece is worth your time. The not-so-sublime messages about humanity, grief and letting go not only will move you to tears but it will also clear a lot of things of the complicated creatures called humans. Watch it in order to understand that not all monsters are bad and sometimes they are just there to help you heal.

  • Jhinuk Sen
    Jhinuk Sen


    A Monster Calls is touching and it is lovely and it makes the biggest truth of our lives come alive on screen – “…humans are complicated beasts.”