Godzilla: King of the Monsters

critic Reviews

, 43% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters delivers spectacular kaiju action -- and reaffirms that cutting-edge effects are still no substitute for a good story.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    The sound effects in this movie are extraordinary. That roar that Godzilla does? I gotta tell you that I kind of love that. I might make it the dial tone on my phone.
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    Esther ZuckermanThrillist
    The cast is stacked with otherwise brilliant actors stuck in a borderline incomprehensible plot and forced to play second fiddle to monsters whose powers of wonder wear off fast.
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    Sometimes you have to be honest about the movie you really are - smashy smash. If you can reconcile that, then it's not so awful.
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    Kim NewmanSight and Sound
    It's typical of the film to set up a major sequence in which flying monsters Mothra and Rodan dog-fight, only to cut that short and follow Mark as he struggles to open some airplane doors.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    I thoroughly enjoyed director Michael Dougherty's Godzilla: King of the Monsters. It made me smile.
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    Udita JhunjhunwalaLivemint
    It's just a big-budget waste of resources that weakly attempts some eco-warrior gibberish and leans heavily on disaster movie clichés.
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    Emma WolfeSpookyAstronauts
    The story is a little bit of hollow it's a little bit orced... but - big but!- Godzilla makes up for it. The return of Godzilla and all of these friends is pretty amazing and pretty epic.
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    Mike MassieGone With The Twins
    An epitomic example of bombastic spectacle unable to overtake terrible storytelling.
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    Charles KoplinskiReel Talk with Chuck and Pam
    A surprisingly dull affair as far too much time is spent on a truly ridiculous plot involving the freeing of Godzilla's rivals and far too little on epic monster throw downs.
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    Dan BuffaKSDK News (St. Louis)
    After a subpar 2014 effort, Mike Dougherty keeps the focus on the monsters during this sequel, which makes for a lot of fun and a breezy pace.
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