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King Kong


Genre :

Action, Adventure

Release Date :

December 14, 2005

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Peter Jackson

Starring :

Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Andy Serkis, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Kyle Chandler, Evan Parke, Lobo Chan, Jamie Bell, John Sumner

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

5 of 5

“..one of the best films of the year - thrilling, awe-inspiring and genuinely moving...”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
“..lacks the cohesion and character development needed to make it a totally satisfying experience..”
by John Hiscock [The Daily Telegraph]
“..jaw-droppingly brilliant: the most entertaining blockbuster movie this year..”
by Baz Bamigboye [London Daily Mail]
3.5 of 4

“..Jackson has made what many will consider to be the definitive King Kong..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..is spectacle filmmaking at its best..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [The Hollywood Reporter]
6.5 of 10

“..is far from perfect, just as it's far too long..”
by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
5 of 5

“..hilarious, relentless, romantic, rambunctious, outlandish and reverential as well as referential..”
by Russell Baillie [The New Zealand Herald]
5 of 5

“..has done an amazing job of delivering both intense action and suspense and at the same time an emotionally driven piece of cinema..”
by Mike Jackson [The Cinema Source]
3 of 5

“..At times it can be genuinely thrilling and awe-inspiring, but in places it's clunky, vulgar and obtuse..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
9 of 10

“..a fantastic remake and an exciting popcorn flick..”
by Scott Chitwood [Comingsoon]
“.."King Kong" will further Jackson's reputation as the leading visionary among fantasy filmmakers..”
by Jack Mathews [New York Daily News]
5 of 5
Reviewed by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]
5 of 5
Reviewed by AntBit [Iofilm]
5 of 5
Reviewed by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]
5 of 5
Reviewed by Jim Pappas [The Trades]
5 of 5
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by Gerry Shamray [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]
4 of 4
Reviewed by Barbara Vancheri [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
4 of 4
Reviewed by Tim Knight [Reel]
4 of 5
Reviewed by David Edwards [London Daily Mirror]
4 of 4
Reviewed by James Verniere [Boston Herald]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
4 of 4
Reviewed by Steven Snyder [Zertinet Movies]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Paul Arendt [BBC Films]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Duane Dudek [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
3 of 4
Reviewed by [Cinema Signals by The Filmiliar Cineaste]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Christopher Null [Filmcritic]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Jeremiah Kipp [Slant Magazine]
Reviewed by Scott Foundas [L.A. Weekly]
Reviewed by Steve Schneider [Orlando Weekly]
Reviewed by David Denby [The New Yorker]

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