King Kong (2005) Synopsis
Explorers investigate the legend of a giant gorilla.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Here is the jaw-dropping, eye-popping, heart-stopping movie epic we've been waiting for all year.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
What a movie! This is how the medium seduced us originally.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
One of the wonders of the holiday season.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A magnificent entertainment. It is like the flowering of all the possibilities in the original classic film.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The gorilla is great, the girl terrific, sets are out of this world, creatures icky as hell, and the director clearly does not believe in...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The $200 million result is an irresistibly entertaining, if grandiose, saga of doomed love and directorial hubris.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Jackson is a visionary filmmaker who is not only a technical wizard but also a master storyteller. With Jackson at the helm, you would...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's not so much a remake as it is a loving re-creation of the 1933 original on extra-strength steroids, with a side order of Botox. You've...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Like Kong himself, it's imposing, sometimes endearing, and very rough around the edges.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
On its own terms, the film is overlong, repetitive and lacks impact. Even if this were the first gorilla-in-love movie ever made, audiences...
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King Kong Movie Review

By Asianfreak
91 out of 100 It's pure entertainment. Big legendary monkey for kids, action-packed thrills for men and romance for women....

King Kong

By janlallen
I went to see King Kong (1933) movie starring Faye Wray at the Fox Theater in the late 50's. My sisters and I stood in long lines waiting. I fell asleep no sooner than we got there (oh phooey). I saw...

King Kong

By misscb
On a mission to capture king kong......

Epic Film.

By sublimetime
This was one of the best movies I have ever seen. Didnt even see it in the theatre, but i saw it at home MANY times and I still love it. GREAT effects, GREAT storyline, GREAT acting. It was awesome....

must go

By glxy
this movie was intelligent and at onee point protruded tears from my eyes. i was astonished by the action, drama, and even comedy...

my king kong review

By lord-o-movies
great movie corny romance but it had great action...

King Kong (2005) review

By Therumrunner5
Theater (Go on cable)...

Takes Your Breath Away!

By allisonbahmer
It was amazing! Is was full of action, and suspense. It will keep you on the edge of your seat! All I can say is that it was awesome!...


By lugubriousthespian
Peter Jackson's remake of the 1933 classic "beauty killed the beast" tale KING KONG is a full-blooded, totally spruced-up, incredibly entertaining dazzler from first frame to fade out. Paying obvious...

A favorite re-made the right way

By Varvaro
I've always been a Godzilla/King Kong fan since i was young and this movie didn't disappoint. This remains one of my favorite movies of all time. Some complain it was too long which i can understand...

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Rated PG-13 | For frightening adventure violence and some disturbing images
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Common Sense Media says Boisterous, spectacular remake of 1933 classic.
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