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In Summer 2014, the world's most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure "Godzilla." From visionary new director Gareth Edwards ("Monsters") comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless. (c) Warner Bros
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

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"This is what you get, San Francisco, with all your douchey, flashy, dot-com money: You get stomped on by Godzilla."
‑ Christy Lemire, ChristyLemire.com
"We're here to see the film's leading lizard, who is pretty gorgeously realized by an army of digitizers, even if he seems just a bit-player in his own movie for the first hour or so."
‑ Bob Mondello, NPR
"This reboot, for some un-godzilla-y reason, doesn't want to admit it's a creature-feature B-movie. Serious actors seriously try to make their running-down-a-corridor or obsession-with-a-contaminated-site or stares-at-a-monster very dramatic and believable"
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"A foreboding aura manifests itself, and what Gareth Edwards and cinematographer Seamus McGarvey do throughout all of the giant monster scenes is keep them in perspective, framing every shot of the monster with scale in mind."
‑ Eric Melin, Scene-Stealers.com
"[T]here's a sometimes doggedly to-the-point quality to the film that you can't help admiring in contrast to the breathlessness of so much CGI cinema."
‑ Jonathan Romney, Film Comment Magazine
"Godzilla handles everything the military hurls at him: ships, guns, planes, rockets, even a squadron of HALO paratroopers. The only thing that can cut him down to size is being relegated to a supporting role in his very own movie."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"The first truly joyous popcorn action movie of the season."
‑ Alex Pappademas, Grantland
"Cranston is our true hero, Godzilla our anti-hero, and they get the bum's rush in favor of flat depictions of other characters and creatures we've seen so many times before..."
‑ Mark Hughes, Forbes
"Rekindles a love for the great summer blockbuster and the monsters of our treasured nightmares."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"While there's not much genuine tension along the way, the film manages a few clever twists within its mainstream framework that allow it to escape some of the pointless pitfalls of many other remakes."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
"The beasts just want to have fun, but the gravest letdown in Edwards's film is that, most of the time, he fends off the chance to have fun himself."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"It's a tad better than the 1998 Godzilla, perhaps, but that's not saying much."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"It has wonderful visuals and some terrific beats, yet has little-to-no story with woefully thin and passive characters."
‑ Scott Mendelson, Forbes
"What is the line? 'It's not the Godzilla film you want, but it's the Godzilla film you need?' But it's neither."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"Exhibiting such creative styles of directing, Edwards hones in on all of Godzilla's personality traits that have made him such an icon to the cinematic universe."
‑ Clayton Davis, AwardsCircuit.com
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