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Parent reviews for King Kong (1933)

Common Sense says

Violent but beloved old-school monster movie.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 18 reviews
Adult Written bywhovian85 April 9, 2008
Adult Written byClassicCultReviewer June 17, 2009

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Violence & scariness
Adult Written by@@@ December 13, 2011

Highly overrated.

A stupid and overly acclaimed film that may have been scary/effective around 80 years ago, but is little more than crappy trash these days. I couldn't give it a zero stars rating. Unfortunately that doesn't work.

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Adult Written byjmo97 June 22, 2016

Kind of dated, but its visual effects are entertaining to watch

Since this movie is from the 1930's, the visual effects are most likely not going to appeal to a lot of kids. But, if they are interested in stop-motion effects over CGI, and if they're mature enough, this movie might be for them. Its pacing is very good, and the dialogue was fun to listen to (though it is, like I said, kind of dated), making the whole experience very entertaining. Expect some intense violence: some people are stomped on by Kong, and fall from a cliff; there are gunshots with some bloody wounds; there's a long but thrilling fight between Kong and a T-Rex that ends quite intensely. Not much concern for language or sexual content (other than Ann getting some of her clothes off by Kong, but it's not too revealing). Overall, a pleasant surprise! 7.3/10

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Adult Written bymayorm January 9, 2018

Decently violent, but interesting, fun, heart-felt, and classic.

King Kong is possibly the greatest film ever made. It deserves a place up there with Wizard of Oz, Citizen Kane, and Casablanca. It's classic. The film has a beautiful black and white glow, and by now, we all now the story. In this amazing film, you'll find ground-breaking special effects, dopey, memorable characters, a fantastic time (with some colorless blood, but kids today will think it's cheesy), and Carl Denham learning the error of his ways, realizing..."It was beauty that killed the beast."

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Adult Written bydanielatyoutube b. May 15, 2017

king kong review

One of the best films ever made the special effects for the time are as good as you could get characters are memorable lots of action overall great fim