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Kong: Skull Island's user reviews

The Telegraph
8.0

A large part of the enjoyment comes down to the sheer earth-shaking lunacy of Kong's daily grind, even before the human intruders are factored in.

Read review Robbie Collin
Entertainment Weekly
6.7

Hiddleston and Larson are especially let down by the script, which wants to be jokey in the way that something like Predator was, but can't pull it off.

Read review Chris Nashawaty
Empire
6.0

King Kong lives! But only just. This is an uneven adventure that's saved by the spectacle of its towering title character and the various beasts with whom he shares his island home.

Read review Jonathan Pile
Screen Daily
6.0

If the film belongs to anyone, it?s creature designer Carlos Huante. Kong is expressive and impressive, both in hair and full-body movement, and his interaction with water, humans, other animals is consistently fluid.

Read review Fionnuala Halligan
Indiewire
5.8

Kong: Skull Island may include some clever period details and idiosyncratic asides, but it's largely a blockbuster B-movie less interested in depth than scale.

Read review Eric Kohn
The Hollywood Reporter
8.0

This highly entertaining return of one of the cinema's most enduring giant beasts moves like crazy - the film feels more like 90 minutes than two hours - and achieves an ideal balance between wild action, throwaway humor, genre refreshment (...).

Read review Todd McCarthy
The Wrap
6.5

It lacks neither fun nor polish, but it has the square tidiness of a compartmentalized fast-food meal.

Read review Alonso Duralde
Screen Crush
6.0

This is a creature feature, plain and simple - and, at least on a visceral level, a satisfying one.

Read review Matt Singer
Time Out
6.0

For all its updated bluster, this update still can't escape the shadow of 1933's magical King Kong.

Read review Joshua Rothkopf
The Guardian
2.0

This fantastically muddled and exasperatingly dull quasi-update of the King Kong story looks like a zestless mashup of Jurassic Park, Apocalypse Now and a few exotic visual borrowings from Miss Saigon.

Read review Peter Bradshaw