“This Review Is Really Mostly About The Whole Franchise.”
- Entertainment Weekly
Bosley Crowther - New York Times
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Granddaddy of all Japanese monster films.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
It's hard not to chuckle at the fiftieth cutaway to an oddly passive Burr after watching a scene from the Honda original, but this cut shouldn't be dismissed either.
Christopher Long - Movie Metropolis
Compared to the "Japoteurs" propaganda that was barely a decade out, it's an astonishing leap forward.
Rob Humanick - Suite101.com
Giant-monster drama is stiff, dated but still a classic.
Charles Cassady - Common Sense Media
- Time Out
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
Ethan Alter - NYC Film Critic
Mark R. Leeper - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Rumsey Taylor - Not Coming to a Theater Near You
It looked really good when I was in grade school. Now it's beyond retro.
Steve Crum - Kansas City Kansan
Steven Snyder - Zertinet Movies
- Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Bruce Newman - San Jose Mercury News
Don Willmott - Filmcritic.com
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
- Film Threat
How could you not love the lizard?
Emily Blunt - Blunt Review
Americanized version of Gojira is still a kind of classic.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
Not as good as the original Japanese version but still a classic.
KJB - IGN Movies
The one that started it all. And by all I mean "a series of progressively more atrocious sequels and one abysmal remake."
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com