Nov 20, 2017
There's life in the old ape yet, but he sinks like the Titanic.
Aug 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.
Jun 5, 2017
The humans, meanwhile, are largely left to stare in awe.
May 5, 2017
What's fatal to this movie is that it lacks visionary gusto.
Mar 27, 2017
Kong: Skull Island is just good enough-the sharp allusions, the moments of wit and warmth supplied by Reilly's long-abandoned airman-to make one wish it were better.
Mar 20, 2017
I've got no quarrel with a good, goofy monster movie - I'm the guy who liked 'The Great Wall.' But that film at least felt bound by a singular vision, by a director and his personality. 'Kong: Skull Island' is spare parts, held together with Scotch tape.
Mar 16, 2017
Skull Island is packed with stunning, innovative effects work. But that effects work is also a form of consistently excellent acting, one that contrasts with the generally lackluster human characters Kong is surrounded by.
Mar 12, 2017
The CGI Kong is cool.
Mar 12, 2017
Enjoyable enough, if a little overblown.
Mar 11, 2017
Look, if you want to see King Kong duking it out with creatures that are literally called "Skullcrawlers," or locked in battle with a giant octopus...this film is your huckleberry.
Mar 10, 2017
There's enough material out there to fuel a string of reboots, but the swing toward diminishing returns has already begun.
Mar 10, 2017
It's the inclusion of historical references, and literary ones, that make this film engaging, despite its faults.
Mar 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.
Mar 10, 2017
As ludicrous and as unfocused as it all might be, Kong: Skull Island kept me amused for practically every second of its two-hour running time.
Mar 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.
Mar 10, 2017
The action and special effects are mostly first-rate and Vogt-Roberts maintains a vaguely satiric tone that sidesteps schlockiness.
Mar 10, 2017
Creedence Clearwater Revival thrums on the soundtrack - has any '70s movie managed to avoid it? - but when the giant spiders start stomping, Vogt-Roberts earns the right to blast "Run Through the Jungle."
Mar 10, 2017
The film doesn't try to compare with the depth and resonance of any given King Kong, because it lacks the tragic last stand.
Mar 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.
Mar 10, 2017
It is the platonic ideal of big, smart-dumb B-movie filmmaking - and, like Kong himself, it must be seen to be believed.