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King Kong Reviews

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March 2, 2018
[Fay] Wray has never been more beautiful before the camera, nor acted as well as she does in this production.
September 17, 2017
Probably the most perfect popcorn movie movie ever made by a Hollywood studio.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 9, 2013
It's unrivaled in its sheer cinematic quality, and one of a kind.
October 5, 2013
The story, like Frankenstein and Dracula, has taken on the significance of a modern folk tale, layered with obvious moralizing and as familiar as personal history.
October 5, 2013
Arguably the monster movie of all time, this abiding take on Beauty and the Beast has a mythic power that belies its years.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 7, 2013
"King Kong," as spectacular a bolt of celluloid as has thrilled audiences in a couple of sophisticated seasons, is the product of a number of vivid imaginations.
October 10, 2012
Unfortunately, it was thought necessary to mitigate some of the predominant horror by introducing a human, all-too-human theme.
October 10, 2012
The grand-daddy of all monster movies.
August 9, 2011
...throbbing with metaphorical implications. The riveting, stop-motion battle between the great ape and a T. Rex is just a bonus.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 5, 2011
One of the best adventure horror films ever made, an icon of pop culture with truly erotic and emotionally touching scenes between Fay Wray and the massive gorrilla
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 15, 2010
Violent but beloved old-school monster movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
October 7, 2008
It might seem that any creature answering the description of Kong would be despicable and terrifying. Such is not the case. Kong is an exaggeration ad absurdum, too vast to be plausible. This makes his actions wholly enjoyable.
September 19, 2007
All these years on from its original release, King Kong still has a great claim to being the eighth wonder of the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 2, 2007
Kong mystifies as well as it horrifies, and may open up a new medium for scaring babies via the screen.
July 2, 2007
Willis O'Brien did the stop-action animation for this 1933 feature, which is richer in character than most of the human cast.
June 24, 2006
The throbbing heart of the film lies in the creation of the semi-human simian himself, an immortal tribute to the Hollywood dream factory...
April 4, 2006
'King Kong died for our sins.' It's a T-shirt seen recently in Seattle, worn by a teenager and illustrated with the original vintage image of the monster ape atop the Empire State Building.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 11, 2006
One of those mad movies, like Moulin Rouge! or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, that fully justifies and deserves all the best and worst that can be said for or against them.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 17, 2005
It's one of the rare, great works of art that stands up to endless repeated viewings, each time revealing something new.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 10, 2005
charming fantasy continues to hold up and is a treasure trove of special effects that continue to inspire
Full Review | Original Score: A
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