Kong: Skull Island
Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' "Kong: Skull Island" reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts ("The Kings of Summer"). In the film,… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 10, 2017
DVD Release Date: July 18, 2017
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Offering exhilarating eye candy, solid acting, and a fast-paced story, Kong: Skull Island earns its spot in the movie monster's mythos without ever matching up to the classic original.

Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Kong: Skull Island is just good enough-the sharp allusions, the moments of wit and warmth supplied by Reilly's long-abandoned airman-to make one wish it were better.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The action and special effects are mostly first-rate and Vogt-Roberts maintains a vaguely satiric tone that sidesteps schlockiness.

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Carlos Díaz Reyes
Vanguardia (Mexico)

Filled with action and good visuals, this film is hilarious. [Full review in Spanish]

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Eric Kohn
indieWire

There's enough material out there to fuel a string of reboots, but the swing toward diminishing returns has already begun.

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Amy Nicholson
MTV

Creedence Clearwater Revival thrums on the soundtrack - has any '70s movie managed to avoid it? - but when the giant spiders start stomping, Vogt-Roberts earns the right to blast "Run Through the Jungle."

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

"Kong: Skull Island" isn't going to change your life. Nor can it hold a candle to the 1933 original. But there are some good thrills to be had here - and some good fun, too.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

It's fun to watch the [monsters] in action, but on the human side, the film is clumsily written, over-cast and underacted, with only frustrated soldier Samuel L. Jackson striking the right tone of crazy amid the chaos.

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Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail

It is the platonic ideal of big, smart-dumb B-movie filmmaking - and, like Kong himself, it must be seen to be believed.

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Angie Han
Mashable

The humans, meanwhile, are largely left to stare in awe.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Ah a freshly rebooted monsterverse, no not that dark monsterverse...that's some other rebooted franchise wannabe. This is a different rebooted monsterverse… More
JY Skacto
Jordan Vogt-Roberts digs out a trek across uncharted territory in Kong: Skull Island. Nearly 2 hours goes by before the calm returns to the island. There is a… More
Carlos Magalhães
It is hard to care about anything in this visually aseptic (yet occasionally enjoyable) monster movie whose CGI is so artificial that it feels like watching… More
Kevin M. Williams
As good as the original, even if the underlying theme is a set-up match with Godzilla.
Drake Tsui
Unlike it's predecessors Skull Island isn't a Hollywood fusion of romance, drama and action. Rather It's definitely a Monster flick through and… More
Jens S.
Skull Island doesn't even try to go the "white woman on Empire State Building" path but instead offers a wild, violent and funny survival monster… More