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Famed producer Dino De Laurentiis tries to steal the thunder from Jaws, then the top-grossing film of all-time, in this big budget remake of King Kong. (De Laurentiis related his tactics to Tom Snyder: "When Jaws dies, nobody cries. When Kong dies, they all cry.") Updated to the 1970s, the original Robert Armstrong character is now Fred Wilson (Charles Grodin), a big-shot oil magnate from Petrox Oil, looking for new petroleum deposits on a recently discovered Pacific island. Jack Prescott (Jeff Bridges) is a counter-culture paleontologist, stowing away on Wilson's ship, who warns… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Bad script and acting ruin a classic story."
‑ Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media
"An amazing motion picture experience....Lange's as memorable as she is mesmerising"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Filme de estréia de Lange, que rouba o filme com suas belíssimas pernas, seus decotes e sua beleza. É uma pena que o roteiro seja tão burocrático e sem imaginação."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Rent the real thing."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"easy to mock, but hard to truly dislike"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Not as bad as reputed, this Kong has some good moments + great Barry score."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Awful in nearly every respect; stick with the original!"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"2.5"
‑ Leonard Klady, Movie City News
"Why, why, why did they bother?"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"The ape here is of course absurd, clearly a guy in a gorilla suit..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Fairly entertaining remake"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"This is one biblically awful piece of cinema, yet it gets two stars because it's just so damn funny."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Dino de Laurentis se atrevió a hacer lo que muy pocos tienen las agallas de intentar: realizar el remake de un clásico por antonomasia: King Kong."
‑ Luis Martinez, Cinenganos
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