King Kong Reviews

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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
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...
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 25, 2007
This lackluster cure for insomnia might have been more palatable without so many distracting digressions and pared down to a manageable ninety minutes or so. Zzzz... Zzzz... Zzzz...
September 28, 2006
Despite admirable chest thumping and Watts' wonderfully enhanced scream, there is still only one true king.
January 23, 2006
It was an overabundance of enthusiasm that killed the story.
January 1, 2006
Too much of not enough.
December 31, 2005
December 29, 2005
Peter Jackson ... overindulges his childlike wonder, and the result is a monster movie on steroids.
December 22, 2005
Jackson peca de la misma megalomanía que estiró y arruinó parcialmente los últimos 45 minutos de El Regreso del Rey (...)
December 18, 2005
Every scene in the new 'King Kong' strains to be the biggest, most pulverizing, in-your-face spectacle that you've ever experienced.
December 17, 2005
Audiences today, just like those in 1933, pay to see a spectacle, and that's where King Kong most disappoints.
December 16, 2005
'Twas overkill killed the beast.
December 16, 2005
To borrow from an old joke, Peter Jackson's King Kong is thirty minutes of spectacular entertainment spread out over a three hour movie.
Top Critic
December 16, 2005
Our response to the ape's doom, once touched by authentic tragedy, is now marked by relief that this wretchedly excessive movie is finally over.
December 16, 2005
An intermittently fearsome but clumsy colossus that keeps tripping over its own feet.
December 16, 2005
"It was beauty that killed the beast," remarks Carl Denham at the conclusion of Peter Jackson's bloated King Kong, but he might as well have been referring to Jackson's formerly obese figure suffocating all the life out of his 2005 remake.
December 15, 2005
CGI spectacle that smacks of self-importance and showbiz hustle P.T. Barnum style.
December 15, 2005
A bloated, deeply flawed misfire shot by a technical wizard given carte blanche based on his past success.
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