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Gojira Reviews

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July 2, 2004
This is a bad movie, but it has earned its place in history, and the enduring popularity of Godzilla and other monsters shows that it struck a chord.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 4, 2004
A great boon to monster movie fans, but will have limited appeal to others.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 29, 2004
A treasure that should remain buried to all but the most gonzo Godzilla followers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 9, 2015
It's ultimately rather difficult to discern why Godzilla has amassed a reputation as a classic of the genre...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 20, 2004
While the Raymond Burr version is unintentionally funny, the original Japanese-language version is actually a tedious bore. But the Big G is still the king!
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 17, 2016
Sixty years later, Godzilla is still one of the baddest cats to grace a movie screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 16, 2014
Clever storytelling manages to confront tragedy from any number of angles, and sometimes swinging at it from the side can be the most affecting.
April 13, 2014
Rarely has the open wound of widespread devastation been transposed to celluloid with greater visceral impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 20, 2004
The rampaging reptile is back to remind us that monsters have meaning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 17, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 3, 2014
Beautifully restored 2014 version titled "Godzilla: The Japanese Original" screened. Despite the film's obvious and dated special effects, it remains a potent metaphor.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 9, 2004
The original Godzilla is quite a grave affair, making the link between the monster's rampage and the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki morbidly explicit.
February 7, 2010
Alternates between the majestic evocation of modernist shock and the primitivist illusionism of someone in a baggy lizard suit tearing through a diorama
February 1, 2012
This Criterion edition is the textbook definition of "must-own," provided you're a serious horror fan.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 14, 2004
a movie way ahead of its time
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 19, 2004
It's intriguing to wonder how Japanese audiences responded to the film in the '50s, when the terrible super-weapons had only recently become a fact of life.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 6, 2007
a pioneering behemoth in the history of Japanese cinema, leaving giant footprints in its trail that many have followed but few have filled so impressively.
February 3, 2012
I would be surprised if any recent digital monster proves as malleable and as enduring as this great gorilla-whale (goriro + kujira = Gojira, AKA Godzilla) who created an entire genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 14, 2004
Its images of the destruction of the cities is far more powerful than in American films, where the cities are trashed for the pure pleasure of destruction, without any real sense of human loss.
January 1, 2000
This is a film with some very nice visual imagery and it has become a favorite.
Full Review | Original Score: high +2 out of -4..+4
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