Godzilla

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 176 Ratings

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  • Summary: Godzilla does Manhattan in this variation on the Japanese A-bomb monster movie classic.

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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: David Edelstein
    50
    Size really is about all that this tedious, underpopulated beanbag of an epic has going for it.
  4. 38
    A big, ugly, ungainly device to give teenagers the impression they are seeing a movie.
  5. 30
    They do it up big, but their frame of reference -- mostly old sci-fi movies and TV shows -- is pint-sized.
  6. When a movie is nothing but relentless action, there's little chance for dramatic tension to develop.
  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: 17 out of 53
  2. Negative: 26 out of 53
  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
    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.
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  2. JaredC.
    Aug 16, 2007
    10
    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. GeraldoZ
    Nov 21, 2008
    8
    For 1998, this movie had top-notch graphics. The storyline was a little dull but flowed well. The movie definitely could have been made For 1998, this movie had top-notch graphics. The storyline was a little dull but flowed well. The movie definitely could have been made better but still proved to be strong. Expand
  4. Aug 28, 2011
    4
    Roland Emmerich's movies are some of the worst of all popular movies to be marketed and watches by the masses of uncritically minded moronsRoland Emmerich's movies are some of the worst of all popular movies to be marketed and watches by the masses of uncritically minded morons who are easily entertained by visual effects and who are satisfied with mediocrity. If you were to cut the visual effects from this movie you would be left with shallow uninteresting characters, cliche dialogue, a formulaic story, gaping scientific and historical inaccuracies, and illogical plot development. I actually love special effects but I guess these things bother me more than most as I believe that movies have more potential then the 'popcorn' films Emmerich makes every few years, and it would be easier for me not worry about so much if they werent so popular. Just because a movie is trying to be a 'popcorn flick' and not trying to be intelligent does NOT make it a good one. Expand
  5. Mar 8, 2014
    3
    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" isThe 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. Collapse
  6. Jun 1, 2015
    2
    this film has nothing redeeming the acting is bad the characters are poorly written and quite unlikable the design of Godzilla is awful hethis film has nothing redeeming the acting is bad the characters are poorly written and quite unlikable the design of Godzilla is awful he looks like a freaking dinosaur not to mention the countless scenes that try to rip off Jurassic park BTW the attempt at comedy in this movie is cringe worthy Expand
  7. KurtC.
    Jul 13, 2008
    0
    A stubid, lamebrain boring film. Godzilla looks more like a 100-foot reptilian rat for pete's sake. A disgrace to the original Japanese 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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