King Kong (2005)In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer films his next project aboard an ocean vessel en route to Skull Island, an uncharted island he discovered on a rare map, telling the cast and crew they're traveling to Singapore. At the island, they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading actress Ann Darrow.
Actors of "King Kong (2005)"Thomas KretschmannBirthdate: 8 September 1962, Dessau, German Democratic Republic [now Saxony-Anhalt, Federal Republic of Germany]More actors
Characters of "King Kong (2005)"
Directors of "King Kong (2005)"Peter JacksonBirthdate: 31 October 1961, Pukerua Bay, North Island, New Zealand
Creators of "King Kong (2005)"Fran WalshBirthdate: 10 January 1959, Wellington, New ZealandPhilippa Boyens
Critic Reviews of "King Kong (2005)"Chicago ReaderMay 29, 2011
It clocks in at over three hours, but Peter Jackson's remake of the 1933 classic is gripping nonetheless.NPR.orgOctober 18, 2008
It takes a while to get everybody to Skull Island, about 70 minutes, but it's time extremely well-spent.NewsweekNovember 01, 2007
Kong is a showy, state-of-the-art popcorn movie, faithful to the spirit of the 1933 original but generously adrenalized with the best effects money can buy.TIME MagazineDecember 16, 2005
Our response to the ape's doom, once touched by authentic tragedy, is now marked by relief that this wretchedly excessive movie is finally over.Denver Rocky Mountain NewsDecember 16, 2005
Kong has heart, and he's willing to show it in a movie made with wit, excitement and moments of visionary beauty.L.A. WeeklyDecember 15, 2005
King Kong isn't terrible, but it's something that none of Jackson's previous movies ever was -- it's enervating.Film4May 29, 2011
As it is a remake, it doesn't have the shock Lord Of The Rings possessed upon its release, but this is a beautiful beast of a B-movie, thrilling and touching.Cinema WriterAugust 17, 2010
The movie is a good cautionary example of what happens when its maker is too close to the material, who can't see the forest for the trees, the story for the ape.Cinema CrazedApril 29, 2009
A solid action film and okay remake.ESplatterJanuary 20, 2009
Peter Jackson's remake of the 1933 classic is a loving homage that recreates and updates many of the familiar sequences... Unfortunately, the recreation leaves one wondering what, exactly, the point of the film is, other than indulging the director...Hollywood.comNovember 20, 2008
Every now and then, an undertaking like Kong comes around, and it underscores the truly extraordinary accomplishment of directing a film.
Gallery of "King Kong (2005)"
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