Shin Godzilla (Shin Gojira)

Shin Godzilla (Shin Gojira)

Shin Godzilla (Shin Gojira)

In the 31st Godzilla, and Toho's third reboot of the franchise, Shin Godzilla has Japan once again struggling to defeat the giant reptilian intruder.

2016Rating: M120 minsJapan, USAJapanese with English subtitles
ActionScience FictionThrillerWorld Cinema

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

The Original Gangsta Lizard gets a largely satisfying reboot in "Shin Godzilla," a surprisingly clever monster mash best described as the "Batman Begins" of Zilla Thrillers.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The film is at its best when it's in parody mode, though it keeps that card too close to the vest for much of its two-hour length.

Stuff

Stuff

press

It's silliness (or its subtitles) won't be for everyone, but after so many serious sci-fi movies it's nice to see a bit of fun put back into the genre.

3.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Anno & Higuchi's vision of the character is thoughtful and clever without straying too far from the Godzilla formula established in films like the original 1954 Gojira.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The mother of all allegorical monsters takes on new meaning in a talky, vaguely nationalistic reboot that slips on like a comfortable sweater, even if it's a sweater with some holes in it.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...a conga line of baffling choices...

Collider

Collider

press

It's a welcome return for the studio who originated the iconic creature creation, but unfortunately, it never lives up to the drama of the 1954 original, or the bananas fun of all the B-Movie schlock that followed.

Variety

Variety

press

The Original Gangsta Lizard gets a largely satisfying reboot in "Shin Godzilla," a surprisingly clever monster mash best described as the "Batman Begins" of Zilla Thrillers.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The film is at its best when it's in parody mode, though it keeps that card too close to the vest for much of its two-hour length.

Stuff

Stuff

press

It's silliness (or its subtitles) won't be for everyone, but after so many serious sci-fi movies it's nice to see a bit of fun put back into the genre.

3.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Anno & Higuchi's vision of the character is thoughtful and clever without straying too far from the Godzilla formula established in films like the original 1954 Gojira.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The mother of all allegorical monsters takes on new meaning in a talky, vaguely nationalistic reboot that slips on like a comfortable sweater, even if it's a sweater with some holes in it.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...a conga line of baffling choices...

Collider

Collider

press

It's a welcome return for the studio who originated the iconic creature creation, but unfortunately, it never lives up to the drama of the 1954 original, or the bananas fun of all the B-Movie schlock that followed.

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