Godzilla (2014)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 16, 2014
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With just enough human drama to anchor the sweeping spectacle of giant monsters smashing everything in sight, Gareth Edwards' Godzilla satisfyingly restores the franchise's fire-breathing glory.

Christy Lemire

This is what you get, San Francisco, with all your douchey, flashy, dot-com money: You get stomped on by Godzilla.

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Bob Mondello

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.

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Rob Gonsalves

A certain nihilism darkens this Godzilla and puts it within atomic-breath distance of the original Gojira.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

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.

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Alex Pappademas

The first truly joyous popcorn action movie of the season.

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Timothy Wainwright
Christianity Today

Gareth Edwards' take on the classic monster franchise has much of what a great blockbuster should, and I wonder if it won't be a Jurassic Park for millennial teenagers.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

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.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

It's a tad better than the 1998 Godzilla, perhaps, but that's not saying much.

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Richard Lawson
Vanity Fair

This isn't a thinking man's Godzilla, exactly, but it's certainly clever where it counts.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Tony Gandía
A return to glory for "Godzilla" after recent stumbles but when Cranston's not on screen, the humans become a chore to listen to or care about.… More
Kase Vollebregt
Gareth Edwards knows how to direct his material, waiting patiently to reveal his most gratifying tricks and sequences. Filled with solid performances and… More
Dan Schultz
A decent, though heavily flawed and uneven reboot of the "Godzilla" story, with an interesting spin on the central character that is definitely a… More
Phil Hubbs
The much anticipated reboot of the flagging franchise that was kinda abused and left for dead back in 1998 by Roland Emmerich. A revamped origins tale set in… More
Al S
From all the great reviews and money it made, I must say. I was kinda let down, like the visuals are beautiful, but you don't really care about the… More
Michael S
Fully realized spectacle doesn't break new ground in the wake of the superior "Pacific Rim," but it's ultimately the unconvincing and rather… More