Metacritic Movie Ratings
Godzilla Reviews

4.0

62

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael 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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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia 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-TimesRichard 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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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd 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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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe 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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