Godzilla: King of the Monsters

critic Reviews

, 43% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters delivers spectacular kaiju action -- and reaffirms that cutting-edge effects are still no substitute for a good story.
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    Oliver JonesObserver
    The classic face-off arrives in an emotional vacuum rather than as an earned catharsis; the big fight never feels like a payoff.
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    David EdelsteinNew York Magazine/Vulture
    This thing is an unholy mess.
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    Matt Zoller SeitzRogerEbert.com
    Its errors fall mainly under the heading of failing to get out of its own way, and its imperfections are compensated by magnificence.
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    Matthew RozsaSalon.com
    "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" doesn't need an original story: Like all kaijū movies, it only requires awesome monsters, epic fight scenes and some subtle social commentary.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    At... moments you feel like you're in the trippiest of David Attenborough docs.
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    Anthony LaneNew Yorker
    Dougherty isn't quite sure whether to wow us with the hulking immensity of the action scenes or to wag his finger at us for the environmental hubris of our species.
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    Richard PropesTheIndependentCritic.com
    Doesn't make a lick of sense, but it has a lot of fun along the way.
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    Yasser MedinaCinemaficionados
    It is full of hollow characters that escape without scratching from any explosion, foreseeable situations that cause me to yawn and sequences of mass destruction that never leave redundancy. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    King of the Monsters is a solid, powerhouse kaiju story that even manages to find the time to make us like a couple of the human characters as well. That's a win in my monster book.
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    James HantonOuttake Mag
    Don't let naysayers put you off - Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a lot of fun and a bombastic salute to the franchise's history.
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