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Godzilla Review

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4.0

Dave White Profile

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    62

    out of 100

    Metascore®
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    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    When the film finally gets around to monsters on a rampage, you'll get both more and less than you bargained for.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    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.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Godzilla 2014 is a more somber and frightening reboot than the cartoonish 1998 movie.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Richard Roeper

    While it has its moments of baffling plot development and the human characters aren’t exactly Shakespearean in depth, there’s some pretty impressive CGI monster destruction here, and the talented English director Gareth Edwards clearly respects the thought-provoking sci-fi roots of the original.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    The director thinks visually, which sounds redundant until you realize how many monster movies are flat, effects-dependent factory jobs. Edwards knows how to use great heights for great effect.

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