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Overall B

Director Peter Jackson helms this remake of the famous Empire State Building-climbing ape. It's an enormous project in every way -- from the size of its title character to its 187 min-long runtime.

Violence D+
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B-
Substance Use B-

Why is King Kong rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: King Kong is rated PG-13 for for frightening adventure violence and some disturbing images

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

Set in the 1930’s, the story portrays smoking as a common habit of many of the sailors. A good stiff drink helps Carl subdue his nerves during the adventure. Dancing girls are shown performing in cleavage bearing outfits. Violent portrayals include the impaling of one man and the beheading of another by natives (some of whom are scantily dressed). Huge creatures attack the voyagers, eating some of them, crushing several and tossing others to their deaths. On the island, the group discovers a deserted village where human skeletons are hung from high poles. Later they come upon rows of skulls and piles of bones. Once in New York, King Kong rampages through the city, tossing cars, demolishing buildings and snatching planes from the sky while pilots repeatedly fire upon him.

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