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King Kong Reviews

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October 10, 2012
Unfortunately, it was thought necessary to mitigate some of the predominant horror by introducing a human, all-too-human theme.
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 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.
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 16, 2002
Even allowing for its slow start, wooden acting and wall-to-wall screaming, there is something ageless and primeval about King Kong that still somehow works.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 6, 2005
In many ways, Kong is still king.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 5, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
November 30, 2005
One of the finest adventure movies ever made and the true prototype for all monster movies to follow, KING KONG is, even after 83 years, still the one true ruler of high-end escapist cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
September 17, 2017
Probably the most perfect popcorn movie movie ever made by a Hollywood studio.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 4, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
November 14, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
December 15, 2010
Violent but beloved old-school monster movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
October 9, 2013
It's unrivaled in its sheer cinematic quality, and one of a kind.
July 2, 2007
Kong mystifies as well as it horrifies, and may open up a new medium for scaring babies via the screen.
January 2, 2005
Beastly fun!
May 23, 2004
There are very few works of cinema that stand up to repeated viewings and decades of changing film mores and audience expectations. Most notable among these is the classic King Kong.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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...
October 2, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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