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Godzilla (2014)

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Critic Consensus: 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

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Cast

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 (287) | Top Critics (54)

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

Full Review… | September 22, 2016
AV Club
Top Critic

This is what you get, San Francisco, with all your douchey, flashy, dot-com money: You get stomped on by Godzilla.

Full Review… | May 18, 2014
ChristyLemire.com
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 16, 2014
The Atlantic
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 16, 2014
New Yorker
Top Critic

We're here to see the film's leading lizard, who is pretty gorgeously realized by an army of digitizers, even if he seems just a bit-player in his own movie for the first hour or so.

Full Review… | May 16, 2014
NPR
Top Critic

The first truly joyous popcorn action movie of the season.

Full Review… | May 16, 2014
Grantland
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Godzilla

Despite the talented director and cast, this is an incredibly dull and poorly directed movie with serious pacing issues, empty characters and blatant incoherences, while its original raison d'être as an allegory is simply discarded in favor of a forgettable, pointless reimagining.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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 Gandía
Tony Gandía

Super Reviewer

A decent, though heavily flawed and uneven reboot of the "Godzilla" story, with an interesting spin on the central character that is definitely a breath of fresh air. With that said, character development has seen better days, with a pretty bland background offered for each of the individuals outside of Bryan Cranston's. Aaron Taylor-Johnson's average performance can only carry this movie so long, even if the visual effects are really outstanding and the film almost coasts on this alone. It is not nearly as bad as the Matthew Broderick reboot from '98, but it is also pretty easy forget once the credits begin to roll.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer

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