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  • Summary: Godzilla does Manhattan in this variation on the Japanese A-bomb monster movie classic.
Score distribution:
  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
    60
    Despite all the flash and filigree, this monster movie is curiously -- and conspicuously -- lacking in heart.
  3. Reviewed by: Gary Dretzka
    50
    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
    30
    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: 18 out of 41
  2. Negative: 19 out of 41
  1. May 18, 2014
    10
    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. Apr 20, 2013
    10
    one of my favorite monster movies of all time i really don't care about all the negative reviews this is a fun, cool, and imaginative monster flick and I have watched a million times and will watch it a million more :D Expand
  3. May 11, 2014
    8
    I dont't care about the people's opinion, this was one of my favourite movies of my childhood. Seriously, a movie with a big dinosaur would be a miracle not to entertain me. I really enjoyed the animalistic side of Zilla. Overall, if this movie was named Zilla, i would give it a 10. And what's up with the cgi, it was 1998........ don't expect too much... Expand
  4. Jul 31, 2011
    3
    Argh! This movie makes me so mad! I grew up loving Godzilla when I was little, you know, the old Japanese cheesy, yet awesome, adventures of fighting guys in rubber monster suits. the good ol' days. One of my favorite things in the series was how awesome Godzilla looked. A cross between a giant...ummm...and a big...umm...with the-uh-vague appearance of a giant dinosaur! I don't know, but the point is, he was awesome! Now, they finally make a movie in america with the greatest effects, good-named actors, all being filmed in New York City! Sounds pretty epic, until you actually see the movie. The first question I've ever had for this movie is why the heck is Godzilla a T-rex? Seriously? They are finally making a movie about possibly the greatest monster movie franchise of all time (next to King Kong, of coarse) with all the right tools and that's what they came up with? I know there are fans of this movie, and I don't hold a grudge against them in any way, that will debate that Godzilla is a giant iguana and not a T-rex. But really look at him. He looks like something out of Jurassic Park. I can see why some people like this movie, but frankly do not and that's all I've got to say about that. Expand
  5. Apr 14, 2013
    3
    I was greatly disappointed since I was a huge fan of the many Japanese Godzilla aka Gojira films. This Godzilla just didn't feel right to me. In fact, just about everthing is wrong with it. It has a bad script, bad acting, mediocre special effects, and it's unbelievably cheesy. The biggest problem is that it doesn't even feel like a Godzilla film it just feels like a ripoff of Jurassic Park and King Kong. Expand
  6. Oct 6, 2011
    2
    "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. May 12, 2014
    0
    Godzilla as a goddamn Iguana. Why was this made? This Movie (If you want to even call it that), is so bad, it goes to dinner with superman 4. 0/10 DON'T SEE THIS MOVIE. Expand

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