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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Mark Tallo's rating of the film Godzilla

    The original in Japanese was a totally different experience than the ones I watched growing up.

  2. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Godzilla

    Great social commentary about Japan's fears about total destruction - just take away the A-bomb and replace it with a monster. It has some memorable aftermath imagery that still deliver a punch and is excellent edited. The film is great but it feels copied to death even decades later - making the story a little too slow and predictable today. It is still a classic of it's kind though.

  3. Selena's rating of the film Godzilla

  4. Thomas Dods's rating of the film Godzilla

    The original godzilla is still smart and enjoyable and gives us a great view into the minds of the Japanese people on the immediate years after being victim of a nuclear bomb attack.

  5. FISCHER's rating of the film Godzilla

    Les explosions répétées de bombes nucléaires ont réveillé un monstre antédiluvien qui semble défier toutes les forces japonaises, par sa puissance et son invincibilité. Avec "Rodan", une réussite ! www.cinefiches.com

  6. Diderot's rating of the film Godzilla

    I'm no purist here. This one doesn't strike me as essentially better or worse than most of its later emanations, though the music is nice and I very much appreciate the melancholy and slowness of the final sequence.

  7. Nachtreich's rating of the film Godzilla

  8. Collin's rating of the film Godzilla

    The sound design remains extremely impressive, and the practical effects add a certain intimacy that isn't often gained from the modern use of CG.

  9. Mark O. Stack's rating of the film Godzilla

    Fear, anger, and confusion create a potent concoction that breathes atomic breath.

  10. Raymond Likes Subtitles's rating of the film Godzilla

  11. Nycto Nefelia's rating of the film Godzilla

    The story is very deep...about humanity...

  12. Morris Bros.'s rating of the film Godzilla

  13. correy baldwin's rating of the film Godzilla

    A classic worth watching. The monster is kind of amazing despite being so clunky and awkward. There's more story in it than expected, though I would have appreciated a stronger indictment of the nuclear age.

  14. emichan's rating of the film Godzilla

  15. Charles Coleman's rating of the film Godzilla

    Fine action scenes and special effects, lovely score but overall the writing was a bit too thematically didactic for my taste.

  16. Dan's rating of the film Godzilla

    No disaster porn here. There were actual humans involved.

  17. El Biffo's rating of the film Godzilla

    The original! NOT the recent remakes looking to make quick cash by exploiting this unrepeatable, clever and humane film.

  18. Michael Harbour's rating of the film Godzilla

    Suffers from a surfeit of characterization and, lacking that, would have benefited from brisker pacing. But GOJIRA's technical and thematic importance cannot be denied.

  19. Joshua's rating of the film Godzilla

    In some ways, I am completely let down. In others, happily amused and impressed due to its age.

  20. Invagination's rating of the film Godzilla

    Low production value aside, it's a really enjoyable film.

  21. lizle's rating of the film Godzilla

    That Tokyo stomping reptile... Go Gojira, go

  22. msmichel's rating of the film Godzilla

    1954 Japanese lanquage version (Gojira). Classic anti-nuclear monster film that started the series. Even with the terrible miniatures and awkward split screens this is a film that stands the test of time. Still exciting and still moving. Coming out just 9 years after Hiroshima and Nakasaki this was a film that for all its 'King Kong' trappings had an agenda as well. Miss those after school monster filicks.

  23. dolugen's rating of the film Godzilla

    I have a blurry memory of watching this as a little child at a local cinema. Might as well be my first ever cinema experience :)

  24. TFCHooligan69's rating of the film Godzilla

    The original 1954 Japanese film is an all-time classic both as a monster movie and an anti-war film speaking out against the very real horror of man's blind lust for bigger and deadlier weapons of mass destruction, presented to us from the perspective of a people who experienced the reality of such horrors less than a decade earlier.

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