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King Kong

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. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 187
Theater Release: 13 Dec 2005
Video Release: 27 Mar 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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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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