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Rise of the Planet of the Apes Reviews

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Overview


Genre :

Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Release Date :

August 05, 2011

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Rupert Wyatt

Starring :

James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Tom Felton, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, David Hewlett, Tyler Labine, Sonja Bennett, David Oyelowo, Leah Gibson, Jamie Harris

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

“..though markedly better than 2001's Tim Burton reboot, this apocalyptic entry has a trickier road ahead, relying on positive buzz and sheer spectacle to win over skeptical auds..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
3 of 4

“..this reboot is worth watching..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : B-

“..these apes may be smart, but with the exception of Caesar, they're really just effects. They never make you wonder who the maniacs are..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
2 of 4

“..there's no momentum to the film, no sense of a build-up to an all-out war. Rise of the Planet of the Apes throws out references to previous Apes films to amuse hardcore fans..”
by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
3 of 4

“..the movie rises and, at times, even soars..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“..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..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
3.5 of 4

“..it's so brilliantly executed as to render the original version of this sequel-prequel in the apes epic..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
3.5 of 5

“..it's smart dumb fun, if that makes any sense (and admittedly, it might not)..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
3 of 4

“..a shamelessly fun B-movie with A-movie effects..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]

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