Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: David Poland
    100
    About as much pure fun as you'll have in a movie theater this summer.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    75
    A ton of fun, and then some.
  3. Lands on an imaginative fault line somewhere between tackiness and awe.
  4. 63
    This is camp, pure and simple, and unless the translators have taken far greater liberties than is apparent, the filmmakers know it.
  5. 63
    Heck, it's great to have the big guy back.
  6. An enjoyable throwback to the way monster movies used to be made.
  7. 58
    Amusing, funny (intentionally and unintentionally -- it's dubbed, so many lines come out ludicrous) and, by the ending, exciting.
  8. A strange mix of the campy, at least in the English dubbing, and the awesome.
  9. 50
    May be dull, but the familiarity of it all makes it feel ceremonial, a reassuring ritual.
  10. Reviewed by: Ron Dicker
    50
    Gives aficionados what they want and is surprisingly kid-friendly.
  11. 50
    Fans won't want to miss this addition to the canon.
  12. Its one saving grace is Godzilla himself, the James Bond of giant monsters.
  13. Reviewed by: Chuck Stephens
    50
    Dumb, fun, out of this world.
  14. Reviewed by: Mark Holcomb
    50
    Offers some interesting twists for connoisseurs.
  15. 50
    For all the high-tech allusions and middle-tech illusions, the movie--the 23rd in an immortal series--draws its power from its grittiness and unresolved allegory.
  16. It's all pretty goofy, which I assume is the point, but it's also pretty dull.
  17. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    40
    Has its dull spots, and is unintentionally laugh-out-loud funny at times -- but isn't that what we expect?
  18. Another traditional Japanese production, weakly plotted, woodenly acted and indifferently dubbed.
  19. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    40
    A classically low-tech monster mash.
  20. For devout fans of the greenish monster and for those looking to shoot fish in a barrel.
  21. 5
    Brand-new and uproariously unimproved.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Aug 28, 2010
    8
    a film for the fans of the original godzilla films . this fixes the damage abit that was caused by hollywoods remake in 1998. if you have never wached a godzilla film or ever saw a godzilla film you probubly should pass. Full Review »
  2. Riren
    Mar 5, 2007
    8
    Don't bother to see this movie if you don't like Godzilla-type movies. Also, don't bother to see this movie on anything than a big screen television. This is all about scale and nostalgia. In terms of giant monster movies starring rubber suited monsters, with a human cast that's mostly there to explain the beasts are going to tangle, this is a real treat, especially in a theatre. It's big, old goofy grin of a guilty pleasure movie, and once the fights kick in, you know which side you're on. The American importers redid the soundtrack to include the classic Godzilla tunes, which significantly helps its fan-value. Full Review »