Based on 72 votes and 29 reviews.
Pleasantly surprised at how great this movie was. This film has a perfect balance of compelling human drama with “edge of your seat” action sequences. A must watch at the theater!
Not cheesy, but a straightforward retelling of the original Godzilla 70 years ago. Character driven with a relentless aggressive, violent Godzilla. Dialogue is easy to follow in the subtitles. No long paragraphs to read. Short and to the point of the story and characters
Contender for Best Godzilla film of all time. This is a TOHO movie front to back, no Hollywood studio can create the awe and ethos of Godzilla the way the Japanese can. The story is engaging and well paced and the monster is beautifully rendered. Five stars.
....this is not simply a "great Godzilla" movie, but rather its a GREAT FILM that happens to be a Godzilla film. This is actually MUCH MORE an incredibly well written redemption story that also touches on the greatness of the individual human spirit during times of terrible adversity. Parents should bring their kids to this movie because this teaches great morals without being WOKE or preachy. You will also learn what it was like for Japan during the years following the end of WW2. This is so much more than a mindless Kaiju monster movie (of which I ALSO enjoy) and should definitely be in the running for "Best Picture"-Yes!-its THAT good! The romance story is also richly developed and you will wind up being brought to tears for all the right reasons! And the effects surpass most films that cost 10 times what this one did to make! This film is so much more than any of the trailers show you so go see it-You will thank me later!
Anger on all sides of this battle ridden movie
If you're planning to see "Godzilla: Minus One" in a local theater, here are two things you need to know beforehand: This is a foreign film....a Japanese film. So, the Japanese language is SUBTITLED. A little reading is required. Secondly, this Godzilla movie is preoccupied with the rich development of the human characters, so it's not just a mindless special effects extravaganza. If you suffer from cinematic attention deficit syndrome, this film is probably NOT for you. THIS FILM IS SMART. Now....having said that, I'm here to tell you that the action sequences are exceptional....especially, for a Godzilla installment. The human performances are OUTSTANDING! While watching them, I found myself moved, and I remained emotionally invested. Godzilla himself appears as an unstoppable, destructive force of nature, who seems to actually know that he's crushing people beneath his enormous feet. The ocean attack scenes are even more intense than when Godzilla makes landfall. The sound editing and musical score are nothing short of spectacular, as we are treated to several familiar theme cues that feel right at home when coupled with this material. This movie is not just a good Godzilla movie. It's good enough (in my opinion) to easily receive an Oscar nomination for BEST FOREIGN FILM. Takashi Yamazaki delivers a prime package!
OMG the movie has a decent plot. Told by the perspective of the Japanese. A welcome alternative to the Hollywood drivel of late. Well worth the watch
This was hands-down one of the best movies I’ve ever seen in any genre. The writer(s) could have tweaked the story a little to leave out Godzilla, and it still would have been incredible. But it also has the baddest Godzilla ever! Just amazing.
It was well done for a sub titled movie and it contained just the right amount of action to be enjoyable and not over the top with silly Hollywood garbage
I never liked any Godzilla movies. This is an exception! My husband & I loved it. It has a good storyline which keeps your attention. And Godzilla is one angry BEAST who you just want to see him get what’s coming to him. I loved his blue heat ray spines popping out. LOL. GREAT MOVIE!