Planet of the Apes Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 27, 2010
Decent re-imagining of the classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003 of the most entertaining check-your-brain-at-the-door flicks in recent years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
April 1, 2003
The apes of '68 may now appear more comical than scary but their 2001 descendants are truly terrifying.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Tim Burton's "reinvention" of '68 sci-fi classic boasts awesome makeup and design -- and awful writing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Yes, the apes are very, very cool. The costumes, the sets, the makeup, the stunts, the music and the special effects: cool, cool, cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
If you're as much of a sucker for apes as I am you're in for a treat, but if you're looking for compelling human characters and challenging subtext, you've got the wrong movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Noah Davis
June 14, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Collin Souter
May 25, 2002
Sometimes, it doesn't help to write a review a few minutes after seeing a movie. Completely forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Luis Martinez
May 20, 2002
Los puristas dirán que esta nueva versión es una afrenta a la anterior; la única verdad es que estamos delante de otra cinta. No existe ni puede existir la comparación.
| Original Score: 8/10
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
Had enough of a fun story and great visuals to make it worth my five bucks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
February 26, 2002
Neither superior nor inferior to the original, but it does serve as a nice companion piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 6, 2002
Splendidly envisioned and boldly executed.
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian Orndorf
November 12, 2001
| Original Score: 8/10
October 15, 2001
| Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
October 10, 2001
You damn dirty apes! You remade it! Didn't you?!?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
August 20, 2001
Planet of the Apes rocked my world.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Empire Magazine
August 20, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
August 15, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
August 14, 2001
This latest incarnation of the robust franchise is more entertaining and intelligent than several of the summer's other tentpoles.
Top Critic
Alonso Duralde
August 5, 2011
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
July 5, 2011
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
March 27, 2009
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Michael Szymanski
February 24, 2004
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Lynne Truss
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
David Poland
Hot Button
January 7, 2003
August 12, 2002
Top Critic
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
June 10, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
December 17, 2001
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001

November 12, 2001

August 27, 2001
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
August 20, 2001
KJ Doughton
Nitrate Online
August 10, 2001
Top Critic
John Leonard
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 6, 2001
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