Planet of the Apes Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 13, 2004
If you need to see any of the Apes' films, this is the one to take in.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 24, 2004
Our favorite NRA nut proves to be the perfect embodiment of rugged individualism.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 29, 2002
It wasn't that hot in 1968. Now, it's pretty campy.
| Original Score: 2/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Sci-fi classic is better -- and worse -- than you remember.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 3, 2002
A timeless holdover from the days when science fiction was about ideas instead of explosions.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dan Jardine
All Movie Guide
June 27, 2002
Weird combination of heavy-handed allegory and campy fun
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dragan Antulov
September 17, 2001
A very good film.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
John Dooley
August 16, 2001
A dreadful film, a compendium of clumsy dialogue, one-dimensional characters, risible plot turns and long silences broken by incomprehensible meaningful looks.
Sabadino Parker
August 16, 2001
The concept of humans humbled by apes inspires deep consideration of our place on the evolutionary ladder and in any supposed grand schemes.
Max Messier
August 1, 2001
The monkey movie that started it all and the only memorable picture to come out of the laughable and sometimes unbearable saga of talking ape movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
July 25, 2001
This classic sci-fi ape picture leaves its imitators and sequels in the dust.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
July 25, 2001
Pure shallow, dumb fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 69/100
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
July 23, 2001
Examined difficult issues like bigotry and evolution in a unique and thought-provoking way, making it a whole lot more interesting than, say, 95% of the sci-fi films that followed it.

Boxoffice Magazine
June 13, 2001
This fascinating premise is exploited to the fullest.
Nick Hilditch
April 17, 2001
A magnificently indignant Heston ... wrestles with the imponderables of a topsy-turvy world in which apes reign over humankind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000 above-average science-fiction movie in spite of its contrived plot, stilted acting, forced allegory, and unconvincing makeup.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
August 10, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
July 22, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Nicolas Lacroix
May 30, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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