Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla)
Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016)

Make way for the ultimate homage to one of the most enduring legends of the big screen-Godzilla! The King of the Monsters is back in Tokyo for a city-crushing crusade that speaks to the very roots of the world-renowned franchise. It's a… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 11, 2016
DVD Release Date: August 1, 2017
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Godzilla Resurgence offers a refreshingly low-fi -- and altogether entertaining -- return to the monster's classic creature-feature roots.

Katie Rife
AV Club

As far as Godzilla movies go, this one is-just as Toho promised-a smashing return to form.

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Simon Abrams
RogerEbert.com

Anno & Higuchi's vision of the character is thoughtful and clever without straying too far from the Godzilla formula established in films like the original 1954 Gojira.

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Clarisse Loughrey
Independent (UK)

What Shin Godzilla does offer is one major counter: Godzilla's real home is Japan, and anything else feels like a glitzy vacation.

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David Ehrlich
indieWire

The King Of The Monsters roars back to life in his weirdest movie to date.

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Edward Douglas
New York Daily News

Godzilla ... lumbers through Tokyo in a far less natural way than the days when an actor in a rubber suit stomped on models.

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Tara Brady
Irish Times

Thirty-one films and 63 years later, the monster has seldom looked better. The final shot will haunt your dreams.

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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap

Takes a more realistic, nuts-and-bolts approach to the eternal question: How do you solve a problem like Godzilla?

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

The film is at its best when it's in parody mode, though it keeps that card too close to the vest for much of its two-hour length.

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Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

Directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, it has an excellent Godzilla, whose rampages are a good mixture of modern and traditional-looking special effects. Often, though, the monster is out of the action.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Finally a new Godzilla movie with some teeth! What makes this interesting though are the scenes depicting how the folks behind the scenes hope to get rid of the… More
Luke Eberhardt
Shin Godzilla or 'Godzilla: Resurgence', the Godzilla film I never asked for yet after the success of Gareth Edwards 60th Anniversary film from 2014,… More
Nate Zoebl
Shin Godzilla is unlike just about any monster movie you've ever seen, and I don't know if that's a good thing. The newest rebirth of the famous… More
Jamie Clarke
A good and entertaining return to the original Japanese Godzilla series, It wastes little time getting to the destruction and there's an awful lot at… More