Common Sense Media says

Giant-monster drama is stiff, dated but still a classic.

Users say

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Teen, 15 years old Written byGodzillman July 30, 2013

Great movie, but very dark

This is a great movie. However, it should be noted that it is not for kids. This movie is VERY dark in mood, and rather depressing sometimes. Godzilla is created from the hydrogen bomb, people get crushed by buildings, and you see plenty of scenes where people are gravely injured, sometimes even dead. This movie should only be watched by those who are 12 and up.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Kid, 10 years old August 31, 2013

Japanese classic is more like the ancestor of Jaws and Jurassic Park. Skip it.

This movie from 1954 is filled to the max with violence. Although, there is an episode of Pokemon Black and White: Adventures In Unova in which a Haxorus uses Hyper Beam, Shadow Claw, and Hidden Power to destroy a city, just like Godzilla (Japanese:ゴジラ Gojira).
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written bypicardisbetter May 6, 2015

You reviewers are so picky

The only things the kids will remember from the movie is the annoyingly bad puppetry and the fire, no I'm sorry the FIRE
Adult Written byher354 January 2, 2015

Put Godzila in time out

This movie is a wonderful treat as it is a classic, but it's not a flick for the kiddies. While many Godzilla films are silly and humorous, this- being the first movie- is meant to be horror. Godzilla is the villain terrifying the people of Japan. While there isn't much blood or gore, people do die. The music is what gives the movie such a depressing tone. There's even a little girl crying over her dead mother in the background. Sure the movie is old and the special effects aren't very good, but the way the story is told makes it feel real. If you're looking to start your kid on monster movies, this isn't the one. Once again the tone is dark and meant for a more mature audience. It is a great film, but I would hold off from showing it to your kids until they're old enough to appreciate the cinematography and message.