King Kong ('05)

2005 • 200 minutes
4.3
1.14K reviews
84%
Tomatometer
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Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson directs King Kong, bringing his sweeping cinematic vision to the iconic story of the gigantic ape-monster captured in the wilds and brought to civilization where he meets his tragic fate. In this smash hit, critically-acclaimed version, it is Academy Award®-nominee Naomi Watts' "beauty killed the beast." Featuring stunning visual effects and an awe-inspiring recreation of 1930s New York City, this finely crafted masterwork also stars Oscar-winner Adrian Brody and Jack Black.
4.3
1.14K reviews
Rafael Morales
July 30, 2016
I have to admit, 4 stars because the original still the best. However, Mr Jackson's remake is superb in the visual while adding little touches here and there that expanded upon the first movie. Not only because of the visual wonders of the fxs but because the actors really live up to their billings. Shot of applause for Ms watts for such a subtle performance that in others hands would have been the usual damsel in distress. And thanks for adding that scene down in that revere where that got me on the edge.
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DiRT Art 689
December 18, 2014
...including fighting to stay awake during first hour of the movie. Plot has been done before, of course, but I gave the film a shot anticipating amazing visual effects (which it had), but not much of it . I would say it is worth the time to watch once if you had nothing to do better for a few hours, but then avoid wasting any more of your life watching it again.
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Marc Morgan
August 31, 2015
It's too bad that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences don't give serious consideration to monster movies. This film should have swept the Oscars. Naomi Watts and Andy Serkis, (as Kong, not Lumpy), were brilliant. As were the cinematography, special effects, sound and director.
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