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  • Summary: Godzilla does Manhattan in this variation on the Japanese A-bomb monster movie classic.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 23
  2. Negative: 12 out of 23
  1. An expertly designed theme park ride of a movie that packs nonstop thrills.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Despite all the flash and filigree, this monster movie is curiously -- and conspicuously -- lacking in heart.
  3. Reviewed by: Gary Dretzka
    It probably would have benefited from a 20- to 30-minute trim and, certainly, a smarter script, but the special effects truly are amazing.
  4. 38
    A big, ugly, ungainly device to give teenagers the impression they are seeing a movie.
  5. Reviewed by: Chris Gore
    For the single-digit age set, Godzilla is sure to be the greatest movie of all time.
  6. The dialogue is dumb ('zilla has the best lines, "arrrrrggh" and "maaroarrr"), New York is waterlogged, and Godzilla isn't on screen enough.
  7. Watching inept American actors and wishing they were badly dubbed into Japanese isn't any fun at all.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 45
  2. Negative: 21 out of 45
  1. May 18, 2014
    This movie is beautiful, maybe is not the original japan godzilla, but "original" is not always "better" and this is the case.
    if you are not
    a stupid fanboy of the original japan godzilla, then watch this. Expand
  2. JaredC.
    Aug 16, 2007
    The computer generation is top notch, while the story is flowing with its every character and visuals. It is crafted superbly and it turns out nice.
  3. May 31, 2013
    I freaking loved this movie when I was kid. It came out in the year I was born. I've seen this movie a million times as a kid. Sure, the effects were cheesy, but the monster was really cool. I felt really sorry for it at the end. Expand
  4. Oct 22, 2011
    It was an okay movie. Not my favorite but it was at least okay. Not one of Roland Emmerich's best movies but it wasn't terrible. Okay movie that's all I'm saying. Expand
  5. Mar 8, 2014
    The script is weak, the acting is bad in some places, and the only positive feature we're getting here are some cool CGI. "Godzilla" is another example of a bad Roland Emmerich film. Expand
  6. Oct 6, 2011
    "Godzilla", the remake of the (gasp!) Godzilla movie in Japan, is pure trash. This time not even Roland's broad visuals can't save this clunky film. If you think you were going to watch this, forget it. It's just unbelievably terrible. Expand
  7. KurtC.
    Jul 13, 2008
    A stubid, lamebrain boring film. Godzilla looks more like a 100-foot reptilian rat for pete's sake. A disgrace to the original Japanese Godzilla. Expand

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