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Godzilla Reviews

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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
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.
Read More | Original Score: D-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
You have to absorb such a film, not consider it. But my brain rebelled, and insisted on applying logic where it was not welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
The script isn't just "dumbed down," it's lobotomized. Godzilla lives and dies on special effects alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Violent updated classic could be too intense for young kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
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
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
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
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
Let's just hope this isn't the start of a long, boring summer.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
A full scale Godzilla movie with the sort of quality special effects that the Japanese could not afford to lavish on the film was, at least for me, an exciting idea. Unfortunately, this was not the film I was hoping for.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Rob Gonsalves
February 14, 2008
A great lumbering beast that has no personality, has size but no power.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Bad enough to be disappointed with a movie, but Godzilla failed to live up to already low expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
January 1, 2000
Esta llena de situaciones tan inverosímiles que a veces uno se pregunta a quien deberían desaparecer de la pantalla
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David N. Butterworth
January 1, 2000
C'mon. Nobody goes to see "Godzilla" for the performances. This is Raging Lizard, not Raging Bull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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-
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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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The only question worth asking about this $120 million wad of popcorn is a commercial one. How much further will the dumbing down of the event movie have to go before the audience stops buying tickets?
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
"Godzilla"... is an overblown action monstrosity with no surprises, no exhilaration and no thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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.
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