Godzilla: King of the Monsters Reviews

May 31, 2019
The classic face-off arrives in an emotional vacuum rather than as an earned catharsis; the big fight never feels like a payoff.
May 31, 2019
This thing is an unholy mess.
May 31, 2019
Its errors fall mainly under the heading of failing to get out of its own way, and its imperfections are compensated by magnificence.
May 31, 2019
"Godzilla: King of the Monsters" doesn't need an original story: Like all kaijū movies, it only requires awesome monsters, epic fight scenes and some subtle social commentary.
May 31, 2019
Dougherty isn't quite sure whether to wow us with the hulking immensity of the action scenes or to wag his finger at us for the environmental hubris of our species.
May 30, 2019
Budget is not normally the sort of thing you mention in a review, but when you see a film that is almost entirely driven by spectacle and you keep marveling at how slapdash and/or unreal everything looks, you do start to wonder where all the money went.
Top Critic
May 30, 2019
A parade of painterly beauty shots of its various creatures-just enough to cut a few good trailers, and this movie's trailers have been fantastic-with a whole lot of nothing in between.
May 30, 2019
Would you say your reaction to Bradley Whitford shouting "Serizawa got that lizard juiced up!" is positive, negative or neutral?
May 30, 2019
The film is so murky, it looks as though it was put through a dark blue Instagram filter.
May 30, 2019
Unfortunately, "Monsters" tries a little too hard to correct course from what some saw as its predecessor's flaws.