Godzilla Reviews

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Nell Minow
Beliefnet
December 11, 2014
Yhe movie sorely misses the quirky charm of "Independence Day's" Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum and the story never captures the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: D
John Hoyle
Christian Science Monitor
December 5, 2014
Save your seven bucks and visit the Big Apple's other green giant, Lady Liberty.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
May 6, 2014
The picture's fatal flaw is its inability to give us any consistent sense of Godzilla's size."
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
March 14, 2013
It's just another humdrum monster movie with Godzilla stapled on the marketing for the name recognition.
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
February 11, 2012
Broderick is like the proverbial deer in headlights . . . .
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Despite some clever and exciting sequences, though, this $120 million epic of reconstituted Atomic Age trash... lumbers more than it thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Violent updated classic could be too intense for young kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jon Popick
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 7, 2009
It's a horrendously long, poorly acted, unoriginal piece of crap that made me sad to be a Japanese-American.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
November 27, 2008
Despite all the flash and filigree, this monster movie is curiously - and conspicuously - lacking in heart.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
February 14, 2008
A great lumbering beast that has no personality, has size but no power.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Tom Charity
Time Out
June 24, 2006
After a promising start, the movie falls apart almost as soon as Godzilla arrives in Manhattan.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
The look of the film and its F/X are interesting to watch and, if a less stupid script were involved, might have been part of a pretty good flick.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 2, 2005
A great popcorn movie doesn't have to be well-constructed, all it has to do is to thoroughly entertain you for 2 hours -- "Godzilla" doesn't do that.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 17, 2005
This is the view from the end of the world -- we look on the smoking ruin of Manhattan and shrug and eat our popcorn.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
Godzilla ... is so poorly written and so un-original that it makes Independence Day sound like Shakespeare.
| Original Score: C-
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
July 19, 2004
Where's stock footage of Raymond Burr when you need it?
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
July 1, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...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.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 9, 2003
Unspeakably boring and despicable. How anyone could possibly like such a piece of wretched excrement is beyond my comprehension.
| Original Score: 1/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
By the time the climax comes around we are sick of Godzilla.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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