Godzilla

1998

Godzilla

Critics Consensus

Without compelling characters or heart, Godzilla stomps on everything that made the original (or any monster movie worth its salt) a classic.

16%

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Total Count: 76

28%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 302,772
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Movie Info

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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Cast

Jean Reno
as Philippe Roache
Matthew Broderick
as Nick Tatopoulos
Michael Lerner
as The Mayor
Kevin Dunn
as Colonel Hicks
Doug Savant
as Sgt. O'Neal
Harry Shearer
as Charles Caiman
Vicki Lewis
as Dr. Elsie Chapman
Malcolm Danare
as Dr. Mendel Craven
Malcom Danare
as Dr. Mendel Craven
Lorry Goldman
as Gene--Mayor's Aide
William O'Leary
as Military Communications Guy (uncredited)
Philippe Bergeron
as Jean-Claude
Frank Bruynbroek
as Jean-Pierre
François Giroday
as Jean-Philippe
Ralph Manza
as Old Fisherman
Greg Callahan
as Governor
Chris Ellis
as General Anderson
Nancy Cartwright
as Caiman's Secretary
Richard Gant
as Admiral Phelps
Jack Moore
as Leonard
Stephen Xavier Lee
as Lt. Anderson
Bodhi Elfman
as Freddie
Lloyd Kino
as Japanese Tanker Cook
Toshi Toda
as Japanese Tanker Captain
Clyde Kusatsu
as Japanese Tanker Skipper
Masaya Kato
as Japanese Tanker Crew Member
Glenn Morshower
as Kyle Terrington
Lola Pashalinski
as Pharmacist
Rob Fukuzaki
as WIDF Co-Anchor
Dale Harimoto
as WKXI Anchor
Gary W. Cruz
as WFKK Anchor
Derek Webster
as Utah Captain
Stuart Fratkin
as Utah Ensign
Frank Cilberg
as Utah Sailor
Roger McIntyre
as Utah Sailor
David Pressman
as Anchorage Captain
Robert Faltisco
as Anchorage Ensign
Chris Maleki
as Anchorage Ensign
Scott Lusby
as Anchorage Ensign
Alex Dodd
as Anchorage Sailor
Terence Winter
as Apache Pilot
Kirk Geiger
as Apache Pilot
Pat Mastroianni
as Apache Pilot
Eric Saiet
as Apache Pilot
Burt Bulos
as Apache Pilot
Robert Floyd
as Apache Pilot
Seth Peterson
as Apache Pilot
Jamison Yang
as F-18 Pilot
Nathan Anderson
as F-18 Pilot
Mark Munafo
as F-18 Pilot
Dwight Schmidt
as F-18 Pilot
Dwayne Swingler
as Raven Pilot No. 2
Greg Collins
as Soldier on Bridge
James Black
as Soldier
Paul Ware
as Soldier
Monte Russell
as Soldier on Plane
Christopher Carruthers
as Radio Technician
Daniel Pearce
as Radio Technician
Mark Fite
as Radio Operator
Eric Paskel
as Rodgers
Lee Weaver
as Homeless Guy
Leonard Termo
as Homeless Guy
Al Sapienza
as Taxi Cab Driver
Stoney Westmoreland
as Tunnel Guard
Gary Warner
as Gun Technician
Ed Wheeler
as New York Cop
Bill Hoag
as New Jersey Cop
Joseph Badalucco Jr.
as Forklift Driver
Jonathan Dienst
as Field Reporter
Raymond Ramos
as Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Godzilla

All Critics (76) | Top Critics (12)

Audience Reviews for Godzilla

  • Jun 20, 2016
    Ferris Bueller, you're NOT my hero. Dear sweet baby Jesus this was a bad movie. The lead track from the soundtrack was a P Diddy rap sampling Led Zeppelin's Kashmir song that even was laughable. Godzilla terrorizes New York City, we find out he is really a she (don't make fun or PC Principal will get you), builds a nest in Madison Square Garden and has babies that are like Jurassic Park velociraptors. This movie is so so so bad.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 13, 2015
    Not as good as it should of been, Very little to remember but a few nice shots of New York destruction, The cast were boring and Godzilla wasn't as fierce as it should of been and it was too predictable that it was hard to really enjoy but they did try a few new ideas like the babies but they weren't much of a threat to really take seriously, It's worth a watch but you will feel let down more than wowed.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • May 23, 2014
    Roland Emmerich re-envisions the "King of the Monsters" in the big, dumb action film Godzilla. When New York City comes under attack from a mysterious monster the military calls in a team of experts to discover what it is and how to defeat it. Starring Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, and Hank Azaria, the casting is rather peculiar. But even more bizarre, is the lampooning of film critics Siskel & Ebert as an ineffectual mayoral team. The script is just terrible in all kinds of ways, but it's almost made up for by the exciting and dynamic action sequences. While it's incredible cheesy and stupid, Godzilla kind of works as a mindless popcorn film.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 08, 2013
    Basically Godzilla goes to Manhattan to lay eggs and eat free fish from the military. This is the movie that turns a motherfuckin' 200 meters tall mutant iguana into an unbearable bore fest. How can you fuck this up?!? It's a motherfuckin' 200 meters tall mutant iguana wrecking shit up!! And fighting other giant atrocities!! That's the main "thing" of Godzilla! Jesus. Oh there's people around acting like retards, doing unbelievable and laughable stuff. Even that they didn't get right. This could've been a mildly entertaining flick, if the director was actually interested in ENTERTAINING US. Wreck shit up, put Godzilla firing his dragon breath against something, throw giant centipedes onto the mix, just do something for fuck's sake!
    Francisco G Super Reviewer

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