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

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 16, 2014
DVD 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.

David Sims
AV Club

Every time Edwards' Godzilla rears up, you stiffen with excitement. Every time he roars, Edwards wants you to feel it and wince.

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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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Russell Baillie
New Zealand Herald

This Godzilla manages to rise above its human flaws, and become the massive modern monster movie it needs to be.

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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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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

Big lizard, big budget, big fun.

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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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Jason Bailey

'Godzilla' doesn't feel cynical; there's a sense of joy to the picture, of honest-to-God fun, which separates it from many of its summer movie brethren.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
When it comes to monster movies, very few have given enough substance to become masterpieces. Aside from classics like Frankenstein or the original Godzilla,… 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
Carlos Magalhães
Despite the talented director and cast, this is an incredibly dull and poorly directed movie with serious pacing issues, empty characters and blatant… 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
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