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  1. Bob's rating of the film King Kong

    Just like "Metropolis", it's the way ahead of its time. Because of that, outdated portrayal of its characters is overshadowed by groundbreaking effects that still hold surprisingly well by today's standards. And even without marvelous shots of dinosaurs and jungle, there are some magnificent camera angles of 1930s New York - which could easily be framed for some retro exhibition.

  2. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film King Kong

    Of course, some of the most iconic images, but overall isn’t all that great.

  3. Aaken's rating of the film King Kong

    The film may have inspired countless sequels, but despite the obvious technical improvement as decades passed, none managed to recapture the dark poetic wonder that was the 1933 original (and yes, we would do with a little less from that scream queen Fay Wray...). Great score by Max Steiner.

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film King Kong

    Un classique inamovible du film fantastique où l'inoubliable "duo" de la Belle et de la Bête reste un moment anthologique de l'histoire du cinéma... www.cinefiches.com

  5. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film King Kong

    There will never be a Kong better than this. It is full of legendary action pieces. Monster vs. monster fights, the gorilla with the girl in his hand while getting hunted in New York. It was really the first true blockbuster effects movie and Fay Wray will be the most gorgeous scream queen in the Golden age of Hollywood.

  6. Aukse's rating of the film King Kong

    The story is good but to see it nowadays... Many moments to laugh and sometimes shots were just too long

  7. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film King Kong

  8. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film King Kong

    I think if the racial implications were brought forward and the framing tweaked a bit, they could actually amount to something that makes this movie thematically timeless. The racial and sexual subtext actually are part of what still makes this interesting to watch. But the intentional hook, the groundbreaking effects/incorporation are what maintain this movie's place in cinematic history.

  9. The Mayor Of Hell's rating of the film King Kong

    'Twas great. The facial expressions they managed to give the monster are something else....they manage to humanize this giant ape, and that's what separates this from the rest of the monster movies of the time. This was maverick adventure filmmaking. Groundbreaking in so many ways, the most being in my opinion is that underrated magnificent score. This is the beginning of modern blockbuster moviemaking folks

  10. Viginti_tres's rating of the film King Kong

    Almost interesting. It skirts at saying something about movie-making and the imbuing of narratives, about racial iconography (though the casual racism and formal sexism throughout balk this reading). Ultimately though it is too svelte, as after the first fifteen minutes it becomes a silent movie. All loud action and bombast, no more character or dialogue. Setting the scene for cinema's future.

  11. Tudor Rachieru's rating of the film King Kong

    Bored me until Kong appeared. Wasn't expecting to see such VIOLENCE in a 1930s movie. 3.75

  12. VincentVendetta's rating of the film King Kong

    Man made Hollywood stereotype is no match for God made image. King Kong would predict the future of special effects-based cinema in more ways than one, actors and stars lost in this new world of possibles. The effects do not detract from the meaning, the effects are the meaning.

  13. Steve G.'s rating of the film King Kong

  14. Jalise's rating of the film King Kong

    *insert hard eye roll*

  15. Star Lord's rating of the film King Kong

    Molto meglio quello di Jackson.

  16. Hugo Poderoso's rating of the film King Kong

    http://letterboxd.com/larry_gopnik/film/king-kong/ Women and horror and non human scales.

  17. SpacePirate's rating of the film King Kong

    Fantastic. Fay Wray will forever be the quintessential damsel in distress. Top 5 monster flick

  18. RoRoRoro's rating of the film King Kong

  19. Mohammad Aboomar's rating of the film King Kong

    Never thought the film would be this good, considering how old it is. Apart from the stupid romance, the story holds tight and the acting is very solid.

  20. Sophia Park's rating of the film King Kong

    ambitious, offensive, reflexive stuff from pre-Code era. valorised as arbitrarily as anything else in our cinematic canon is but imaginative as ever

  21. Mr. Marston's rating of the film King Kong

  22. Matt Rolls's rating of the film King Kong

  23. Lance L O T's rating of the film King Kong

    Watching a film under the stars, from eight years ago with a little girl aged five or six on the first row, makes any Kong soften. The idea of the film is very good, and the thought that cinema brings reality to New York and by doing that brings also so much horror...It is a film very literal about cinema and the effects for the time must have been awesome. A forward travelling scene with a dolly stuck to my mind...

  24. AALC's rating of the film King Kong

    Good and strong plot. Special effects that were a huge achievement in film industry. It does not matter which kind of movies do you like, this film just must be seen.

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