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King Kong

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Tookey's Rating
8 /10
Average Rating
9.57 /10
Robert Armstrong , Fay Wray , Bruce Cabot
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Directed by: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Written by: James Creelman, Ruth Rose from Edgar Wallace’s story

Released: 1933
Origin: US
Length: 100

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“Highly imaginative and super-goofy... It takes a couple of reels for Kong to be believed, and until then it doesn’t grip. But after the audience becomes used to the machine-like movements and other mechanical flaws in the gigantic animals on view, and become accustomed to the phoney atmosphere, they may commence to feel the power.”
"There is something about Miss Wray that appeals to movie monsters... Never, though, has this fatal lure of hers led into such predicaments... In the end of course, she is rescued and married off to Mr Bruce Cabot, the juvenile, but I should like to know more about what sort of wives women who have been scared by giant apes make... There has... been nothing like [King Kong ]... The picture emerges as an interesting and effective stunt, produced with considerable imagination."
(Richard Watts Jr, New York Herald Tribune)
“King Kong , if not a film either for children or the sophisticated, is an astonishing technical tour de force and it marks a distinct advance on anything in the same tradition which has yet been attempted.”

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