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2,719 Ratings

King Kong

Directed by Peter Jackson
United States, New Zealand, 2005
Action, Adventure, Drama


Mega-budgeted, special effects-laden remake of the 1933 monster classic about a giant ape named Kong who falls for a beautiful leading lady as a Hollywood film crew travels to a dangerous island.

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King Kong Directed by Peter Jackson

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2006 | 3 wins including: Best Achievement in Sound Editing

2006 | Nominee: Best Achievement in Art Direction

American Film Institute Awards

2006 | Winner: Movie of the Year

BAFTA Awards

2006 | Winner: Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects

2006 | 2 nominations including: Best Production Design

Golden Globes (USA)

2006 | 2 nominations including: Best Director - Motion Picture

Critics reviews

Peter Jackson put the gravitas back, along with Denham, dinosaur battles, and everything else he could get his hands on. . . . It is as if Jackson, an avowed Kong super-fan let loose, were determined to dispel any trace of camp lingering around the character. He used state of the art motion-capture technology to animate the beast. He established firm, relatable, hefty emotional arcs for all three human leads.
March 23, 2017
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