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Rise of the Planet of the Apes Review

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4.0

Dave White Profile

Ape Shall Not Kill Franchise Read full review

4.0

Grae Drake Profile

Wrong title, right movie. Read full review

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  • 4.0
    68

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The movie is zippier than Tim Burton's oddly lifeless 2001 "Planet of the Apes" remake, but unlike good sci-fi, it doesn't signify anything, or really even try to.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    The cautionary tale feels surprisingly fresh and entertaining, given that this is the fifth "Planet of the Apes" film since the 1968 original.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    Strong action, special effects and by far the most credible ape "performances" yet seen will spell box office to inspire chest-thumping in all markets.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Judged, though, as the action extravaganza it means to be, Rise of the Planet of the Apes wins high marks for originality, and takes top honors for spectacle.

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5

Utterly and astoundingly awesome! by carlopolicarpio
A near perfect experience! The action was phenomenal and spectacular. The sound effects was terrific. Rise of the Planet of the Apes is the finest action movie of the year!

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by hknowlton1

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