• Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla

Release Date: May 8th, 2014

PG-13 |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity.

Cast: Bryan Cranston , Sally Hawkins , Aaron Taylor-Johnson , Elizabeth Olsen , Ken Watanabe , Juliette Binoche , David Strathairn , CJ Adams

Director: Gareth Edwards

Genres: Action , Adventure , Thriller , Sci-Fi

Production Co: Warner Bros. Pictures,Legendary Entertainment,Disruption Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Superbly made but burdened by some dull human characters enacted by an interesting international cast who can't do much with them, this new Godzilla is smart, self-aware, eye-popping and arguably in need of a double shot of cheeky wit. show more

  • 55
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    Director Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”) gets the money shots right, but neither he nor screenwriter Max Borenstein (working from a story by David Callaham) makes the human characters interesting enough to get us through two mostly Godzilla-free acts. show more

  • 60
    Film.com

    The best thing about this new Godzilla is that it spares no expense or effort to deliver big, burly IMAX-ified action... The worst thing about this new Godzilla is how that’s the best thing about it. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    It probably would have benefited from a 20- to 30-minute trim and, certainly, a smarter script, but the special effects truly are amazing. show more

  • 38
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A big, ugly, ungainly device to give teenagers the impression they are seeing a movie. show more

  • 38
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    The script isn't just "dumbed down," it's lobotomized. show more

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Not that Honda's original Godzilla is a message movie first and foremost. It's a horror flick, and an ingenious one at that, with visual effects so vivid that gimmicky spin-offs became an enduring staple of popular film. show more

  • 88
    Janice PageBoston Globe

    A definitive, low-tech stomping of every sci-fi clone that has sprung up in the original's wake. show more

  • 75
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    The monster's mashing of Tokyo looks as Ed Wood-like as ever, but the film's humanity gives it depth. show more

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