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Kong: Skull Island Reviews

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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.
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 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]
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
March 15, 2017
Skull Island replaces Age of Discovery heroics with wartime ambience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 18, 2017
Just because you get to see a ton of the giant monster that supposedly stars in the movie doesn't necessarily make it great.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 10, 2017
It's fun to watch the [monsters] in action, but on the human side, the film is clumsily written, over-cast and underacted, with only frustrated soldier Samuel L. Jackson striking the right tone of crazy amid the chaos.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 16, 2017
Despite the enormity of its scale and the detail of its creature effects, Kong's story lacks imagination and sags at its midpoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 2, 2017
[Kong: Skull Island] feels like a movie that was made in a focus group chemist lab and never solidifies an identity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 8, 2017
Every creature here that's intended to burrow themselves into the audience's nightmares are less wonders of imagination than of size.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 8, 2017
It's no surprise that Kong: Skull Island has such dull, rote human characters (with one notable, delightful exception). But it is a shock that the ape himself is so distant and sullen.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
March 9, 2017
Every time the movie threatens to get interesting, one of its hordes of ersatz, non-animated characters shows up and starts talking again.
March 9, 2017
I wish I liked Skull Island as much as I like individual moments in it.
March 2, 2017
Never has any version of Kong lacked such personality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 10, 2017
It may be Beauty who killed the Beast in the original King Kong, but in Kong: Skull Island it's the lackluster screenplay that takes down this not-so-great ape.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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