King Kong Reviews

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January 8, 2020
In an era of reduced expectations, King Kong is one movie where everyone, studio and audience, gets their money's worth.
November 19, 2019
Jackson takes a slow and methodical approach to the story, with Kong not appearing until over an hour into the film. But like that first climb on a rollercoaster, once the action picks up steam, it is nonstop.
November 6, 2019
From start to finish, this is an extravaganza, a classic and a love story that you will long hold in the palm of your hand as Kong holds us in his.
June 5, 2019
Who would have thought a remake of one of the greatest films ever could rival, if not surpass, the original? In Jackson's capable hands, that's just what King Kong does.
February 4, 2019
From dinosaur stampedes to tooth-and-claw fights with Tyrannosaurs to the titular ape's inevitable, doomed climb up the Empire State Building, Kong Version 3.0 is the very definition of spectacle cinema.
September 18, 2017
It's a pity that the film is such a miserable slog to start off, because the second that it arrives on Skull Island, it suddenly explodes into life.
May 29, 2011
It clocks in at over three hours, but Peter Jackson's remake of the 1933 classic is gripping nonetheless.
May 29, 2011
As it is a remake, it doesn't have the shock Lord Of The Rings possessed upon its release, but this is a beautiful beast of a B-movie, thrilling and touching.
August 17, 2010
The movie is a good cautionary example of what happens when its maker is too close to the material, who can't see the forest for the trees, the story for the ape.
August 30, 2009
Fails to match the simple, handmade artistry of the original
April 29, 2009
A solid action film and okay remake.
January 20, 2009
Peter Jackson's remake of the 1933 classic is a loving homage that recreates and updates many of the familiar sequences... Unfortunately, the recreation leaves one wondering what, exactly, the point of the film is, other than indulging the director...
November 20, 2008
Every now and then, an undertaking like Kong comes around, and it underscores the truly extraordinary accomplishment of directing a film.
October 18, 2008
It takes a while to get everybody to Skull Island, about 70 minutes, but it's time extremely well-spent.
October 18, 2008
Kong is not without its flaws, but sometimes you just have to throw your hands up in the air, wave them like you just don't care, scream at the top of your lungs and just go with the rollercoaster ride, that's what this film is.
February 28, 2008
Overlong by half, hedonistically animated and decadently self-indulgent King Kong is beastly to be sure, but there is little beauty here.
January 15, 2008
A bit more time in the editing room could've lifted it into great blockbuster territory. instead we've got a sporadically entertaining escapade that never captures our hearts like it so desperately wants too.
November 1, 2007
Kong is a showy, state-of-the-art popcorn movie, faithful to the spirit of the 1933 original but generously adrenalized with the best effects money can buy.
August 4, 2007
I wish Jackson would shake off his addiction to gigantism, his apparent need to punch everything up three times as much as it needs to be.
July 14, 2007
Mr. Jackson not only improves on the original, he somehow seems to create the film that King Kong was always meant to be.
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