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
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Critic Score: 77% 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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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

An especially awful Hollywood blockbuster...

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Eric Kohn

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

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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Orlando Maldonado
Movie Network

A game of cat and mouse, in which the rodents are replaced by helicopters falling in pairs at the hands of an enraged Kong. [Full review in Spanish]

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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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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Perfectly treads the line between big budget VFX cinema & b-grade exploitation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
Mark Hobin
Kong: Skull Island is a mindless popcorn flick but it's still pretty entertaining. This is a lot less ambitious than previous interpretations. Kong's… More
Kevin M. Williams
As good as the original, even if the underlying theme is a set-up match with Godzilla.
KJ Proulx
World building has become a big thing for Hollywood lately. Marvel specializes in character crossovers and other studios seem to be following suit. Whether it… More