• King Kong (2005)

King Kong

Release Date: December 14th, 2005

DVD Release Date: March 28th, 2006

PG-13 |3 hr 7 min

Plot Summary

Peter Jackson's expansive remake of the 1933 classic follows director Carl Denham (Jack Black) and his crew on a journey from New York City to the ominous Skull Island to film a new movie. Accompanying him are playwright Jack Driscoll (Adrien Brody) and actress Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts), who is whisked away by the monstrous ape, Kong, after they reach the island. The crew encounters dinosaurs and other creatures as they race to rescue Ann, while the actress forms a bond with her simian captor.

Cast: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Andy Serkis, Jamie Bell, Kyle Chandler, Lobo Chan, Thomas Kretschmann

Director: Peter Jackson

Genres: Adventure , Action , Fantasy

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Survival, New York City, Rescue, 1930s, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

  • 90
    Kirk HoneycuttThe 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
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

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

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Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Winner Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Winner Sound Mixing
Winner Visual Effects
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Art Direction
Winner Sound Editing