King Kong | Full Movie

King Kong
  • UR
  • 1h 43m
  • 1933
Certified Fresh98%
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In the classic adventure that made her a star, Fay Wray plays the beautiful woman who conquers the savage heart of a giant ape. Traveling to an uncharted South Pacific island with an adventurer following tales of a God-Ape, Ann Darrow (Wray) is captured by the island's natives to serve as a human sacrifice to Kong. But when Kong, a giant ape, sees Darrow, it is overcome with love--and eventually captured by the adventurers. Taken to New York and put on display, Kong breaks free and pursues Darrow through New York in one of the most famous scenes ever filmed.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh98%
Critics Consensus: King Kong explores the soul of a monster -- making audiences scream and cry throughout the film -- in large part due to Kong's breakthrough special effects.
Los Angeles Times
Mark Chalon Smith

The story, like Frankenstein and Dracula, has taken on the significance of a modern folk tale, lay...

June 22, 2017
New York Daily News
Irene Thirer

"King Kong," as spectacular a bolt of celluloid as has thrilled audiences in a couple of sophistic...

June 22, 2017
TIME Magazine

It might seem that any creature answering the description of Kong would be despicable and terrifyi...

June 21, 2017
Joe Bigelow

Kong mystifies as well as it horrifies, and may open up a new medium for scaring babies via the sc...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Violent but beloved old-school monster movie.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the original King Kong contains abundant violence, not only monster-on-monster fights (inevitably ending in death for one of the combatants), and also that many innocent bystanders are brutally killed, both in the jungle and in New York City. The natives (who are black) are portrayed as face-painted, bone-wearing tribesmen.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Adventure, Horror, Classics, Franchise
  • Release Date:April 7, 1933
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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