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Kong: Skull Island Reviews

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January 29, 2018
The pacing was choppy, and it was shoddy and all over the place...when Kong was on screen, it was really cool to watch, but in the end it didn't pay off.
November 25, 2017
That's not to say there's nothing good here. There is - it just could've been so much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 15, 2017
Perhaps we have become impatient as an audience and directors are no longer keen to hold back, but sadly I feel the film was poorer for its immediate unveiling of the myriad of monsters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 5, 2017
This is a generic, tonally awkward monster showcase which forgets about both charm and heart, in its humans and King Kong himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 18, 2017
What starts out as a potentially fun and cliche-less way to do an action movie turns into another watered-down origin story of a franchise.
June 5, 2017
The humans, meanwhile, are largely left to stare in awe.
November 19, 2017
There's life in the old ape yet, but he sinks like the Titanic.
March 10, 2017
Underneath all the giant monster blood and guts, there's little substance in Kong: Skull Island. The slimy viscera, despite the filmmakers' best intentions, stands alone and without impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 15, 2017
Bizarrely entertaining, but not recommended.
August 10, 2017
Kong: Skull Island isn't a B-movie - but with its intentionally bad writing and jarring lack of cohesion, it lamely pretends to be one.
March 17, 2017
Vogt-Roberts and his editor indiscriminately wallop us with action, darting from character to character and scene to scene, none of it making any impact at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 10, 2017
You know what they say: go big or go home, and Kong should've gone all out with the thrills in order to, at the very least, make up for the alarming lack of character development or something resembling a decent script.
March 9, 2017
Despite stunning visuals and a fine cast, Kong: Skull Island is, well, crushingly monkey brained.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 15, 2017
My real gripe with the film isn't its modest ambitions, but that it's not consistently fun enough.
March 10, 2017
Unfortunately director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, making the leap to a big-budget blockbuster after his indie debut The Kings of Summer (2013), can't match the white-knuckle excitement of the iconic black-and-white original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 8, 2017
A visual delight giving us pretty much everything one could expect from a movie with monsters, but has a basic story with a "development" between poor and ridiculous. [Full review in Spanish]
December 28, 2017
... Kong: The Skull Island is not as emotional, or epic, as its predecessors. [Full review in Spanish]
March 14, 2017
Kong: Skull Island isn't scary or frightening, neither excites nor surprises, it just entertains. Will that be enough? [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 2, 2017
It's a film that, somehow, takes the fun out of watching a giant monkey slam-dunk a helicopter into the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 4, 2017
The film has colorful special effects that, in fact, stop being colorful when one realizes that they are nothing more than that: special effects without a story. A disaster. [Full review in Spanish]
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