Kong: Skull Island

Action & Adventure • PG-13 • Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts • 118 minutes

When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.

Viewer reviews

Amazing monster fun.
★★★★★
I saw this movie on the month that it came, and I was like, wow, what a movie. Great special effects, amazing action, good monster FUN, some suspense, and a ending that blew me away. Strongly recommend this movie. — Frequent Frustrated customer

Well done!
★★★★★
I love this movie. No monkey romance, no sexuality and most importantly, no capturing the beast and bringing back to NY. Just some plain old action and Kong reaction! — unt@ngled

boring
★★★★★
could have been much better - maybe rent it but alas I wish I could return this. — nettalk

A terrible film done perfectly
★★★★★
Bad all the way around, but gets a star for amazing special fx — Brenton07

CGI over story
★★★★
None of these stupid idiots never watched their backs!!! I was happy to see them eaten. Why did they shoot Kong? Evil humans? Why did they fly so close? Stupid humans. I only wish Kong and the other residents had killed more of the soldiers. — Da Camel2

Great action adventure for everyone
★★★★★
The movie was a blast. I loved almost every moment of it. Full of great monster vs monster duels — Phobaby

Lame not worth it
★★★★
Still based in 1970’s, same drama, trying to kill Kong when they are a lot more monsters to kill, bad movie overall. — Torito14

The positive reviews share a common view.
★★★★
That being that the action is appreciated. Fine, there is action. The trouble is that it makes no sense. The stick figure characters portrayed inspire no human concern. Those which died left me in no way troubled. These people made a movie with no story behind it. The script was an embarrassment. If you are considering sacrificing two hours of your life to this travesty, please reconsider and escape from skull island while you can. — wthii

I liked it!
★★★★
Well funded arrogance, a native population that understands the phenomenon enough to have taught a downed pilot over the years who is the medium for explaining to the new visitors. A military madman, a mystical savior with purpose, and a deep ancient evil unknown and not understood by the rest of the world. This is a very well thought out new take on what King Kong is. Previously in American films he was the victim, this time he's the mystical guardian. I really didn't think I would like it so much based on reviews but it was able to shine through. — Blackbird013

This was AWESOME!
★★★★★
This is a great movie. I'm glad Kong Lived in this one. Most of the older ones he was kidnapped off his home and died at the end. This one He lived. I liked that about this one. I'm buying the movie. This is so Awesome. I like a lot of Music too. I highly recommend buying this movie. It's well worth it. Why are people cutting this down. I brought my review back to say. Opinions are like belly buttons. Everybody has one. Let's be nice. A lot poeple worked hard to make this movie. Give them a break! I'm glad that Kong walked away alive in this one. How about looking at a deeper picture. In real life, How do most people in the real world treat animals? Take Seaworld for instants, Man had no business taking Orca's and Dolphins from the Ocean, aka their Home. and all the other sea life they have there. So set the crulety aside and keep bad severe bad opinons to yourself. Lets play nice. — lovingorca

Surprisingly good@
★★★★★
I thought this was a super fun romp. A neat and fun twist on the King Kong genre. Sit back and enjoy the ride! — inspired truth

A bit too slow.
★★★★★
I liked this movie. To me, it seemed a tad on the slow side. I would recommend this movie to others. Everyone different so others may give this movie 5*. — *~*Deborah*~*

Excellent
★★★★★
A ever well thought out movie..... can’t wait for more — Halo2battle

Kong: Skull Island
★★★★★
Pugh! I don't recommend buying. Not even close to the adventure and life-like realism of King Kong w/Jack Black. — YTElliott

Godzilla vs King Kong Sequel? Can't wait!
★★★★★
Enjoyed watching this film. It didn't disappoint. — m4ck3nz13

Awesome
★★★★★
I enjoyed this movie It could have been longer and with more detail at the ending Don't listen to the other comments Must see — Jonny4usandton

BAD
★★★★★
This was conceived poorly and the dialogue or one liners were embarrassing. This movie suffered from terrible writing. — AMJ33

#1 monster movie!
★★★★★
When I reacted to the Godzilla of 2014 it was sooo cool but this? This just keeps getting better and I'm hyped for the upcoming Godzilla vs King Kong movie 2020!!!! — the-joker-fan

Kong!
★★★★
I've always liked the Kong films. This one is probably my favorite. The production side looks like it was shot in its setting of 1973. The story line really seems to be a prequel of the the 1976 release. I was surprisingly pleased when I first saw this film. — Theartistkeith

Enjoyed Kong Skull Island
★★★★
Even though it did not follow the original script, I enjoyed the movie. The CG was great and Samuel L. Jackson was someone you just wanted to hate in the movie. There were some things I noticed, for example, there were only 6 or 7 helicopters on the deck of the ship, but somehow they left with about 12. Duh? Worth seeing if you enjoy action stuff blowing up and creepy creatures. — AA550

Pretty good
★★★★
Definitely a fun movie to watch, unexpected and really cool. The character devlopment could have been a bit better, this movie could have been the best movie of the last couple years but they didnt go all in with it for some reason. Worth it to watch though for sure! — Myra K.

EXELENT MOVIE
★★★★★
IT IS A PURPOSE OF ACTION FROM START TO END — SONICLORE18

Tom 😍 my ovaries exploded!! 😭😍❤️
★★★★
I don't know why is movie is getting so many bad reviews 🤔 I really liked it!! 😌 however Pros and Cons okay first off Tom Hiddleston is a beast 😍❤️ LOKI 😍❤️😌 and second off I loved the comedy in this one it was really funny 😂 and this movie wasn't as dark as the 2005 version with Naomi Watts and the village people were a lot better to look at then the Village people in the 2005 one and thank you so much for not killing Kong off in this one!! 😭❤️ I hated the ending in the 2005 version of King Kong please don't kill Kong off in the next one! ( there's a surprise after the ending credits guys be sure to watch it!) and thank you for having 2 women instead of one 😌❤️ and the actors were great in this ❤️ but why did John Goodman have to die? 😔he replaced Jack Blacks character in the 2005 version. So well! ❤️ Good Choice on your end! 🙂 and the giant oxen? were amazing!!! 😍😍😍❤️❤️ thank you for having her try to get that plane off of him and having King Kong help! 🙂❤️ one of my favorite parts! 😭😭🙂❤️ okay now cons: first off I wish Kong and the woman had a bigger relationship like the one in 2005... Naomi was a girly girl this woman was a tomboy... 😒 😔and this Kong was to tall and skinny unlike the 2005 one but I can get over that pretty quick ☺️ and I wish kong had helped Tom and his group more when it came to those lizard things and Amputation bird monsters... Dinosaurs in the 2005 version are Kongs enemy and last but not least I hated when Samuel L Jackson killed that bird! 😡 that was the worst part of the movie 😒 he was not ugly he was unique... sitting there minding his own business for Samuel to shoot his head off that was uncalled for... that's why I give it 4 stars I also give it 4 stars for the log monster... ugh okay 😂 above all the 2005 version was better only because Naomi's relationship with kong the 2005 one is still my favorite but I'm not gonna slam this one into the ground 🙂❤️ Tom 😍❤️ (Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, John Goodman) — Crazyhyperperson

Unbelievably stupid.....
★★★★
Unbelievably stupid.. — wesleywongphoto

Loved the movie!
★★★★★
We've enjoyed the movie! Good script! Loved it! — jadechick21

I'll be a monkey's Uncle
★★★★
So Kong Skull Island won't be Oscar Nominated but I say it was good for what it was as an Action packed movie. Go Bananas for it! — 16 HORSES

Spectacular!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
★★★★★
I don't ever I mean ever write a review for movies. But this MOVIE was epic! I disregarded this movie because it failed at box office. But I loved every bit of this film. I was laughing and on the edge of my seat jumping and fighting everywhere. This movie moved me beyond belief. I don't rarely ever get moved by movies. What an awesome movie. I bought this and was very pleased. Pay no attention to the lower reviews talking about bad movie I have read them all. I went weeks without watching this spectacular film because I was listening to the bad reviews. Please watch epic film. Even my kids loved this one. — Mchawk44

This is one where I glad I didn't listen to the bad comments
★★★★★
I really enjoy it better then I thought I would. The actors did a great job. And love Kong's expressions lol. I just hope that if they do make a part 2 that it is completely different from the old one. And that kong won't get kill in the end too, PLEASE! DON'T KILL HIM! This was a great movie with great cgi except maybe the big bad monster could have been a bit better. But LOVED the movie. — Lcempj

Horrible writing - bad acting
★★★★
Waste of time - we didn't even finish it — Scotchemoe

A fantastic thrilling adventure
★★★★★
One of the best movies since the Great Wall, and treat since the Martian, and that since A dogs purpose, and that since Hidden figures, and that since we bought a zoo, and that since Avatar by James Cameron. The actors and plot is absolutely stunning and everything looks so real. There's nothing that is predictable in the movie which is what makes it awesome unlike most other movies when you walk through water. The movie is most worth it to watch and scenery is epic. I expect more movies to come out following it. — Solemdavid

Kong Gone Wrong
★★★★
Way too much exposition, sprinkled between unexciting, video game action. Too many characters, all of whom feel like paper. Self-deprecating, meta attitude in the writing. I don't recommend it. — Kr3w

Absolute Worst King Kong Movie Ever Made!
★★★★
The story line was terrible... as was the acting! They changed the whole King Kong story... and a really stupid one at that. Hello... King Kong is supposed to be a Giant Ape not half man like and not to mention the size of a small skyscraper. Save your money and rent or buy Peter Jackson's King Kong... hands down the best King Kong movie ever made! — PatriotOne1776

Too Much CG, Not Enough Script
★★★★★
The actors did the best they could with poor material. Same for the technicians who made the film look and sound good. (The director is also good - i.e. "Kings of Summer" - but I'll bet he was pulled off his game by the size of this project.) So, what we end up with is a great-sounding great-looking insultingly stupid CG Monster movie. With the exception of John C. Reilly's character, which had a little wit & thought attached to it, it's strictly Grade C comic book banter throughout. Obvious that this movie was dumbed-down by the geniuses at the studio. Do we really need to see a superimposed title that says "Vietnam" when we're seeing soldiers in the field in that period? Yes, says the marketing department because there might be ticket buyers that have never watched History Channel, Forrest Gump, or attended a history class. — Filmmaker Too

Loved It!!!!!!
★★★★★
Beat movie ever... — GRUMPY_CAT_LOVER

Snakes on a plane II
★★★★
How the hell did this movie get 76% on rotten tomatoes? Is it supposed to be a parody? — jfdklsajfdsa

Good movie!
★★★★★
Good action movie worth a watch! — Bri1024

Awesome
★★★★★
It was awesome — Thedrewgle

John Reilly Ruined this Movie
★★★★★
Reilly is such a clown. He made this movie a farce. — James9791

It is what is advertising
★★★★
It's 100% action and fun. Not boring at all... — JawsRI

Relatively enjoyable
★★★★★
I bought this from iTunes for a road trip. My son liked it. I enjoyed watching it once. It's a good movie. A kind ape, a bad person who goes after him, etc. different problems different enemies of King Kong. It was entertaining. — ixworks

It's ok.
★★★★★
Skull Island, the people and creatures are all great and will hopefully add to the monster universe this studio hopes to expand. The actions of the helo squadron and Jackson's character were the fantasy in the movie. — Lady_Helmet

0 Stars
★★★★
I want my 4.99 back. This movie SUCKED. Turned it off after 12 minutes. Don't waste your time. It was actually worse than the most recent Jack Reacher movie - which I didn't think possible until now. — dixiecup24

Best Kong Ever...
★★★★
I believe I've seen all the King Kong movies dating back to the black and white one (1933). I can honestly say that I enjoyed this one the most. — The GrimRocker

Different story line
★★★★
With all of the King Kong remakes, this one was good because of the location, and the difference with other animals and that we went to his turf...Good movie my grandkids loved it — Trump girl

A good and entertaining movie
★★★★
Kong: Skull Island is an amped up formula version of the oft used monster and disaster movie genres. It includes all of the thematic elements you’d expect along with all the stereotypic character types right down to those characters who were wearing the red suits, even those they were mostly wearing olive drab. It played like a standalone alternative to the King Kong franchise that told elements of the familiar story, with enough new twists to make it seem fresh. — MiniCooperMan

Pretty Good!
★★★★★
I would say I would have to recommend this. If you like the king Kong movies I think you'll really like this one too it's a pretty good story some good action and scenery somewhat of a cheesy ending. But it's a great action film...they did an amazing job on King Kong! — Logo65

Loved it
★★★★
Well worth renting and do wish I had seen it in the theaters. — AnthonyBaker

Kong is Back!
★★★★
I dont know now many times Hollywood can re invent King Kong, but it seems never ending. This one though is the best incarnation yet. The earlier generations of Kong clinging to the Empire State building fighting off Biplanes was a little long in the tooth. This is far more refreshing and altogether more enjoyable. As with most these monster movies you know at least 50% of characters will die in the first 20 mintues of going where they shouldn’t. It never fails... Your on the menu boys! — Alan004

Not bad
★★★★★
It is pretty good — George2168

How does this have >70% rotten tomatoes?
★★★★
Terrible, juvenile, predictable, bad cinematography. — Chezstgeorge