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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Here is the jaw-dropping, eye-popping, heart-stopping movie epic we've been waiting for all year. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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 would come away vaguely dissatisfied, suspecting there was an intriguing idea buried somewhere in here, but it didn't quite come off. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Jackson is a visionary filmmaker who is not only a technical wizard but also a master storyteller. With Jackson at the helm, you would expect dazzling special effects and epic action sequences, but what is most surprising is how heartfelt the romance feels. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Like Kong himself, it's imposing, sometimes endearing, and very rough around the edges. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The $200 million result is an irresistibly entertaining, if grandiose, saga of doomed love and directorial hubris. show more

  • 100
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    What a movie! This is how the medium seduced us originally. show more

  • 90
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    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 the word "enough." show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A magnificent entertainment. It is like the flowering of all the possibilities in the original classic film. show more

  • 100
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Break out the popcorn and prepare to be blown away. King Kong is the most pulse- pounding and heart-stirring romantic adventure since "Titanic." show more

  • 100
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    But overall, Jackson goes for the magic by sidestepping every error of judgment and failure of imagination that brought the ponderous 1976 remake thudding to Earth before Kong ever did. He delivers three solid hours of breathless, enchanting entertainment. show more

  • July 15, 2012 jimmajsterski
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    Good, but not nearly as good as the 1933 version.

  • July 18, 2010 Selmasister
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    this is the best movie that ever hit tv this season the great kingkong is a big thing this week in selma alabama we are just get the story of this great move do it againg sam

  • November 18, 2009 Wmac212
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    I love the movie. It shows how much love Peter Jackson put in this and shows that if you love the original version and you want to remake it, you have to do it right.And that is how these movie succeeds. The plot shows heart, that is all I am going to say about the plot. I would tell you one flaw. IT WAS SO LONG. How long was it.It was 3 hours long or at least it feels like it. ************* not stop you to get it. I give it a 5 out of 5.

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  • August 25, 2008 Mkmiketunney
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    king kong shows how love is only a word unless theres a connection it makes. without a connection,love is only a word with weaker feeling. this was the main thing about the plot. and it is also about what love can bring you: sacrifice,piece,tragedy,joy,etc.kong worked for his loved and did anything to protect it, no matter what tragedies love can bring. 100/10. not only does it have pure genius in plot, but the visuals maybe the most realistic visuals money can buy(making JP look like barneys playground,lol) and is full of its great drama and terrific action.

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