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With just enough human drama to anchor the sweeping spectacle of giant monsters smashing everything in sight, Gareth Edwards' Godzilla satisfyingly restores the franchise's fire-breathing glory.



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In Summer 2014, the world's most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure "Godzilla." From visionary new director Gareth Edwards ("Monsters") comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless. (c) Warner Bros


Elizabeth Olsen
as Elle Brody
Bryan Cranston
as Joe Brody
David Strathairn
as Admiral William Stenz
Ken Watanabe
as Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
Juliette Binoche
as Sandra Brody
Richard T. Jones
as Capt. Russell Hampton
Carson Bolde
as Sam Brody
Akira Takarada
as Japanese Immigration Agent
Sally Hawkins
as Vivienne Graham
Victor Rasuk
as Sergeant Tre Morales
Patrick Sabongui
as Lieutenant Commander Marcus Waltz
Jared Keeso
as Jump Master
Luc Roderique
as Bomb Tracker
James Pizzinato
as HALO Jumper
Primo Allon
as Mine Team Member
George Allen Gumapac Jr.
as Lead Guerilla Fighter
Ken Yamamura
as Takashi
Gary Chalk
as Stan Walsh
Kevan Ohtsji
as Nervous Engineer
Kasey Ryne Mazak
as Team Member #1
Terry Chen
as Team Member #2
Mas Morimoto
as Team Member #3
James Dever
as Captain Freeman
Yuko Kiyama
as Mom in Japanese Jail Waiting Room
Takeshi Kurokawa
as Dad in Japanese Jail Waiting Room
James Yoshizawa
as Goth Dressed Boy
Jason Furukawa
as Gruff Smuggler
Ty Olsson
as Jainway
Al Sapienza
as Huddleson
Gardiner Millar
as Fitzgerald
Kurt Max Runte
as Crow's Nest Tech #2
Peter Shinkoda
as Muto Crow's Nest Tech #1
Derrick Yamanaka
as Muto Base Camp Guard
Peter Kawasaki
as Muto Crane Operator
Jason Riki Kosuge
as Muto Base Camp Security #1
Jill Teed
as Head Nurse
Dean Redman
as National Guard #1
Taylor Nichols
as Military Analyst
Eli Goree
as PO #3
Yuki Morita
as Akio's Mother
Warren Takeuchi
as Akio's Father
Chuck Church
as Survivor
Dalias Blake
as Missle Tech #1
Lane Edwards
as Missle Tech #2
Todd Scott
as Transport Vessel Soldier
Zoe Krivatsy
as Young Girl on Beach
Serge M. Krivatsy
as Father on Beach
Lise Krivatsy
as Mother on Beach
Steven M. Murdzia
as Beret Leader
Keo Woolford
as Airport Worker
Lynne Halevi
as Older Woman at Beach Bar
Martin Kogan
as Older Man at Beach Bar
Sandy Ritz
as FEMA Worker
Toby Levins
as Lead Lightning Pilot
Eric Breker
as Army Soldier
Jesse Reid
as Ordinance Tech
Aaron Pearl
as Evacuation Worker #1
Amy Fox
as Evacuation Worker #2
Rich Paul
as Officer
Deejay Jackson
as Bus Driver
Denis Michael Reidy
as Golden Gate Navy Man on Deck
Melody B. Choi
as SF School Bus Kid #1
Justin Blayne Lowery
as Praying Soldier
Marci T. House
as Government Spokesperson
Chris Shields
as Dispatch Officer
Darren Dolynski
as Civilian Analyst #1
P. Lynn Johnson
as Civilian Analyst #2
Leif Havdale
as SF Ground Troop #3
Antonio Anagaran
as Airforce Loadmaster
Kevin O'Grady
as Bucket Brigadier
Zachary Choe
as Akio Photo Double
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Critic Reviews for Godzilla

All Critics (318) | Top Critics (58) | Fresh (239) | Rotten (79)

  • Every time Edwards' Godzilla rears up, you stiffen with excitement. Every time he roars, Edwards wants you to feel it and wince.

    Sep 22, 2016 | Full Review…

    David Sims

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • There's something rather heartening about the fact that Warner Brothers was prepared to hand over the reins of a stonking great blockbuster (and, lets face it, a potential money-spinning franchise) to a sophomore director.

    Jan 5, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • A bit of a mess.

    Jan 5, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • This is what you get, San Francisco, with all your douchey, flashy, dot-com money: You get stomped on by Godzilla.

    May 18, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Godzilla handles everything the military hurls at him: ships, guns, planes, rockets, even a squadron of HALO paratroopers. The only thing that can cut him down to size is being relegated to a supporting role in his very own movie.

    May 16, 2014 | Full Review…
  • The beasts just want to have fun, but the gravest letdown in Edwards's film is that, most of the time, he fends off the chance to have fun himself.

    May 16, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Godzilla

  • Mar 14, 2016
    Not a perfect film. But Godzilla is great popcorn entertainment with great performances especially from Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe and more. As well as having a very well written story and script. Godzilla like I said might not be perfect but it still delivers what we want.
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • May 20, 2015
    Godzilla is a good watch apparently not because of the screenplay but because of its grand visual and audio effects, its action-packed scenes, and for being an overall enjoyable film.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Apr 06, 2015
    Really quite exciting, Godzilla is interestingly emotional and political in its approach to the generic monster movie genre. The once fresh-faced Aaron Taylor-Johnson is back and hardened to the ways of the world as he attempts to avoid the clutches of a terrifying beast that begins to rampage across the city as the creature attempts to breed. Humanity's last hope rests on Godzilla, who seems to do more damage than good, but nevertheless saves the day...more or less. What I didn't like about the film was that they decided to include the increasingly boring plot of a man attempting to reunite with his family through some kind of pandemic, similar to World War Z.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 13, 2014
    A return to glory for "Godzilla" after recent stumbles but when Cranston's not on screen, the humans become a chore to listen to or care about. Could've benefitted by having more Godzilla on screen, but nevertheless not a complete waste of time
    Tony G Super Reviewer

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