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Godzilla (2014) Synopsis
The world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who threaten our very existence.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The director thinks visually, which sounds redundant until you realize how many monster movies are flat, effects-dependent factory jobs....
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Slant Magazine

By Eric Henderson
In form, it's no wham-bam VFX sizzle reel replete with sputtering, ejaculatory climaxes. It's the magnificently sustained equivalent of...
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By Drew McWeeny
This could easily be ground zero for a whole new series of films, but if it remains a stand-alone single movie, Edwards told an entire...
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Total Film

By Matt Maytum
That rare breed of blockbuster that emphasises character over spectacle and slow-burn tension over relentless action sequences, Godzilla...
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The Telegraph

By Robbie Collin
A summer blockbuster that’s not just thrilling, but that orchestrates its thrills with such rare diligence, you want to yelp with glee.
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By Amon Warmann
The human drama isn't always as compelling as it wants to be, but at its best Godzilla is a hugely entertaining blockbuster that starts...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
While it has its moments of baffling plot development and the human characters aren’t exactly Shakespearean in depth, there’s some pretty...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Godzilla 2014 is a more somber and frightening reboot than the cartoonish 1998 movie.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Superbly made but burdened by some dull human characters enacted by an interesting international cast who can't do much with them, this new...
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The Dissolve

By Keith Phipps
Edwards’ film doesn’t care much about metaphorical resonance, and cares even less about its human characters, many of which get forgotten...
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Old fashioned fun.

By TomsReviews
I liked it better than the latest X-Men movie. It was old fashioned fun. I couldn't quite figure out why they had Ken Watanabe mostly standing around, a lot, looking like he didn't know what to do...


By elys

Very good movie

By mjustus2
We really enjoyed this one. I was expecting a not-so-well-made, low-budget film. This wasn't it. There was plenty of action. Is it one of the most classic films of all time? Of course not. It's...

good take on the classic

By SangreRaven

Great movie

By uicunited
Godzilla is Godzilla its a great movie....

A Faithful Remake

By thscherman
Anyone who saw these movies on WGN back in the 60s will be happy to see a faithful remake here. Technology doesn't get in the way, and neither does the story. The hero is the monster, as always....

GODZILLA?? You mean M.U.T.O's featuring godzilla.

By vfpilot1
Why do you call this movie Godzilla when he pops on screen for about 8 minutes in a 2 hour film? So sad I was looking forward to this movie only to be SORELY GRIEVED. Don't get me wrong they got...

pleasantly surprised

By danotoriousR
Was very shocked at the plot. I found myself rooting for Godzilla! Lol. If there is a part two I'll go. Will add to my DVD collection upon release....

Started terrible but ended great

By DaPoets


By deewane
Boring movie saw it at IMAX and fell asleep twice. Fight scenes were cut up and cheesy. And the Japanese were right Godzilla is FAT OMG is he a she and is pregnant? GUT-zilla is a waste of money....

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense Seq. of Destruction, Creature Violence and Mayhem
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Iconic movie monster once again wreaks massive destruction.
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