Beneath The Planet Of The Apes Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 5, 2009
Social commentary was not one of this glum film's strong points.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 11, 2008
annoying sequel
| Original Score: 2/4
Michael Scheinfeld
TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 4, 2007
[A] quickie follow-up that vainly tries to imitate the look of the original on an obviously limited budget, and for the most part, eschews the philosophical, social, and racial subtext of the first film in favor of straightforward shoot-em-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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June 4, 2007
Hokey and slapdash.
Rob Gonsalves
April 9, 2007
A lot less poky than the original, and generally more entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
This first sequel to Planet of the Apes isn't bad, but already shows the way the original conception was to degenerate into routine comic strip adventure.
Luke Y. Thompson
July 7, 2005
One of the best sequels ever, building on the story while re-delivering what fans liked about the first
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 12, 2002
More rubbery ape masks, but grimmer and sillier.
| Original Score: 2/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 15, 2002
An effective sequel that takes an increasingly dark look at the unavoidable nature of war.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Szymanski
August 12, 2002
Loved it, despite the hokey costumes!
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
One of the more admirable "Apes" sequels, warts and all.
| Original Score: 3/5
Max Messier
August 1, 2001
gives a new meaning to the intolerable hell that sequels always seem to deliver
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 12, 2001
As the apes close in and the mutants squeal their annoying noises, it's hard to care which side wins or loses, and that is a great disappointment after the excitement of the first film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
January 1, 2000
I had forgotten how dreadful Beneath the Planet of the Apes was.
Full Review | Original Score: D
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
The best it would seem the screenwriters would come up with was having another NASA astronaut crash-land on the planet in which apes are the dominant species and the humans inferior.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Emanuel Levy
July 16, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
July 1, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 10, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
April 26, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
February 6, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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