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Toho's fire-breathing monster is back, but his roar is the only thing that hasn't changed. The computer-generated Godzilla threatens to destroy NY, managing to escape the military by hiding underground. Eventually Godzilla's babies hatch in Madison Square Garden where they run amok for awhile. The film is complete with a cheesy romance.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 24%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite some clever and exciting sequences, though, this $120 million epic of reconstituted Atomic Age trash... lumbers more than it thrills."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Broderick is like the proverbial deer in headlights . . . ."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"This is the view from the end of the world -- we look on the smoking ruin of Manhattan and shrug and eat our popcorn."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"If only one could fast-forward past the idiot characters to the parts where the creature nests in Madison Square Garden, crushes Fifth Avenue and chomps a taxicab."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"If you like your movies big, loud, and shallow, you'll be like a pig in slop."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"The picture's fatal flaw is its inability to give us any consistent sense of Godzilla's size.""
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Violent updated classic could be too intense for young kids."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Godzilla ... is so poorly written and so un-original that it makes Independence Day sound like Shakespeare."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"...Godzilla literally runs away from battle, and is presented in such a way that the audience is actually supposed to feel sorry for him! I don't think so."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A monster movie with a surprisingly potent moral message."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"It's just another humdrum monster movie with Godzilla stapled on the marketing for the name recognition."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A great lumbering beast that has no personality, has size but no power."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Where's stock footage of Raymond Burr when you need it?"
‑ Martin Scribbs, Low IQ Canadian
"Unspeakably boring and despicable. How anyone could possibly like such a piece of wretched excrement is beyond my comprehension."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"How many shots were embarrassingly copied from Jurassic Park? "Please think of that much better movie while you're watching this one!!""
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
More reviews for Godzilla on Rotten Tomatoes

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