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70
Monster Trucks is a weird, wacky ride that's made better by its sense of good-natured, juvenile fun (for the most part).
60
Rob Lowe provides colour as a Southern-accented sleazeball, while the Free Willy finale has enough vehicular mayhem to excuse its dodgy FX.
40
While Wedge's animation background comes in handy during some inventive chase sequences (shot in rural British Columbia), Monster Trucks is otherwise a clunky nonstarter.
40
As much as you may find yourself rooting for the film, it's too blandly directed by Chris Wedge (Ice Age) to repay the favour with anything out of the ordinary.
40
Like it sounds, Monster Trucks is a lame kids' movie reverse-engineered from a worse pun.
40
It has tentacles and hot wheels, yes, but not the legs or bright ideas to sustain itself.
40
Objectively ridiculous but mostly fun, this is better than you could have predicted given the title but squarely aimed at a young and undiscerning audience.
40
While Monster Trucks may be bizarre, haphazard and deeply silly, hey, it's a movie about monsters that live in trucks. It was never going to be Citizen Kane.
38
The main monster communicates in noises that sound like belches. Appropriate for a picture that's the equivalent of a cinematic burp: gassy and inconsequential.
33
The scenes where Creech and co are outracing the Terravex death squads are playful and inventive enough to provide a glimpse of what this movie could have been if it weren't so remarkably bad in most other respects.

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