Godzilla Reviews

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September 22, 2016
Every time Edwards' Godzilla rears up, you stiffen with excitement. Every time he roars, Edwards wants you to feel it and wince.
January 5, 2015
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.
January 5, 2015
A bit of a mess.
May 18, 2014
This is what you get, San Francisco, with all your douchey, flashy, dot-com money: You get stomped on by Godzilla.
May 16, 2014
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
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.
Top Critic
May 16, 2014
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.
May 16, 2014
The first truly joyous popcorn action movie of the season.
May 16, 2014
It's a tad better than the 1998 Godzilla, perhaps, but that's not saying much.
May 16, 2014
It's a smooth, sleek, technologically awe-inspiring 3-D blockbuster with a top-shelf cast (speaking middle-to-lower-shelf dialogue most of the time, to be sure, but they do it with style).
May 16, 2014
Godzilla is a thumpingly good monster movie.
May 16, 2014
Godzilla - both the movie and the big guy - is ... something of a lumpy, lumbering great beast of a thing, lurching from city to city, continent to continent, smackdown to smackdown and plot point to plot point ...
May 16, 2014
Edwards' expertise in the visual effects field manifests itself in the seamlessness of the computer-generated imagery, if not in its extraordinariness.
May 16, 2014
It's a bracing tonic for the bored palate of the mainstream moviegoer, and one of the most intriguing big-budget breakthrough films since Steven Spielberg made "Jaws."
May 15, 2014
The reboot perfectly illustrates the problem that has long haunted mediocre monster movies. When the big, scaly guys are on screen, it's a fun thrill ride. But when the humans are at the center of the action, things get scary - and not in a good way.
May 15, 2014
Director Gareth Edwards bloats the film with human figures that never spring to life and sabotage the primal story.
May 15, 2014
If you're into superlatives - and who isn't? - Godzilla conjures the most jaw-dropping giant monster sequences since the original King Kong.
May 15, 2014
Ironically this big, lumbering movie could have used more, not less. More Godzilla without question, and more emotional content for its very good cast too.
May 15, 2014
This is exactly what big summer movies ought to aspire to: never short on dazzle, but unafraid to let us catch our breath once it's been taken away.
May 15, 2014
The more elements the movie piles on, the more diffuse and disjointed it becomes.
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