Critic Review - Chicago Reader

Dismal SF deep think (1968) that gave birth to an equally dismal string of sequels and TV series spin-offs.

May 30, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comments (5)
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Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabidu

Larry David

Whaddya know, Pat?? You write for the Chicago Reader!

Oct 26 - 01:44 AM

Diego E.

Diego Esteban

This guy is a critic? Go back to school, Pat...

May 3 - 06:15 PM

Emil K.

Emil Karim


Aug 7 - 09:35 AM


Fabio Marques

Dear Rotten Tomatoes administrator,

Why Pat Graham is a TOP Critic here? Because he writes to an alternative weekly newspaper from Chicago? Seriously, the newspaper is newer, it was founded in 1971, than this movie. How can you put the same value on this critique as the Ebert's text from 1968? Seriously, Planet of the Apes is featured on several of the American Film Institute's lists. Its "dismal" soundtrack was chosen as the 18th best film score in AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores. Also the "dismal" screenplay produced the 66th best movie line of all american films. This "dismal" Sci-Fi film is ranked at #59 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills list. I think it isn't thrilling enough for Mr. Pat Graham from Chicago Reader. But the United States Library of Congress found this "dismal" movie as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


Fabio Marques.

Aug 30 - 07:16 PM

Zachary H.

Reservoir Man

Having a film's subsequent derivative works factor into how you rate the original is absurd, and completely illogical.

Aug 3 - 01:54 PM

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