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King Kong (2005)

PG-13 · 187 minutes

Directed by Peter Jackson
Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace

 • Naomi Watts
 • Jack Black
 • Adrien Brody
 • Thomas Kretschmann
 • Colin Hanks

Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Suspense

Synopsis: It is 1933, and vaudeville actress Ann Darrow (Oscar® nominee for 21 Grams, NAOMI WATTS) has found herself—like so many other New Yorkers during the Great Depression—without the means to earn a living. Unwilling to compromise and allow herself to sink into a career in burlesque, she considers her limited options while aimlessly wandering the streets of Manhattan. When her hunger drives her to unsuccessfully try to steal an apple from a fruit vendor's stall, she is rescued—literally— by filmmaker and multiple hyphenate Carl Denham (JACK BLACK of The School of Rock). Unfortunately for Carl, his headlining actress has pulled out of his project, but his search for a size-four leading lady (the costumes have all been made) has, fatefully, led him to Ann. The struggling actress is reluctant to sign on with Denham, until she learns that the up-and-coming, socially relevant playwright Jack Driscoll (Oscar® winner for The Pianist, ADRIEN BRODY) is penning the screenplay—the fees his friend Carl pays for potboiling adventure are a welcome supplement to Driscoll's nominal income from his stage plays. With his newly discovered star and coerced screenwriter reluctantly onboard, Denham's "moving picture ship" heads out of New York Harbor…and toward a destiny that none aboard could possibly foresee.--© Universal Pictures

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AuthorDate SmartsPopcornCRD
Slash 03 Jan 2006 95 90 925
Funslinger 05 Jan 2006 65 90 76-25
Black Sheep 12 Jun 2006 72 77 74-5
Average: (3 Reviews) 77 85 81-8


Smarts Average:77%
Popcorn Average:85%
Combined Average:81%  Margin of Error:+/- 16%
Number of Reviews:3  Consensus:3 out of 3
Confidence:74%  Verdict:Smart Popcorn



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