Rapid Reviews | ‘A Monster Calls’ Isn’t Just Great, It’s Important

It's not just a fantasy movie, it's an insightful and confrontational film about how everybody deals with grief.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

Kids movies are made for kids, but by adults, so it sometimes seems like even the best kids movies are a little bit condescending. But you definitely can’t say that about A Monster Calls, an emotionally confrontational fantasy film about death and grieving, starring Felicity Jones (Star Wars: Rogue One) and Liam Neeson (Taken).

But that’s pretty heavy stuff for a family flick. Is A Monster Calls too much for your kids? You’ll find out everything you need to know in Rapid Reviews, the weekly web series where our illustrious film critic William Bibbiani reviews movies in sixty seconds or less!

Find out why A Monster Calls is a film you need to see, no matter what your age is, and why little kids actually deserve to be exposed to such a heavy storyline in our latest episode, and come back next week another all-new review of upcoming films!

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William Bibbiani (everyone calls him ‘Bibbs’) is Crave’s film content editor and critic. You can hear him every week on The B-Movies Podcast and Canceled Too Soon, and watch him on the weekly YouTube series Most CravedRapid Reviews and What the Flick. Follow his rantings on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.

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