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Rise of the Planet of the Apes Reviews

David Thomson
The New Republic
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Caesar [the main ape] is the reason to see this daft, breathless picture.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

June 24, 2013
David Denby
New Yorker
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes is spectacle with a kick: the transcendence of the normal in creatures so like ourselves is both an entertainment and a needling rebuke to human vanity.

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August 30, 2011
Bruce Diones
New Yorker
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The action scenes (particularly a battle between humans and apes on the Golden Gate Bridge) are inventively spectacular, and the story at the movie's core is evocative and engaging.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

August 22, 2011
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
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Distinguishes itself from other ill-conceived reboots in general, and from Tim Burton's disastrous 2001 remake in particular, by looking with fresh, simian eyes at its core conflict between human and primates.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

August 17, 2011
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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A well-crafted B movie with astonishingly effective motion capture CGI technology.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 3/5

August 6, 2011
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Tthe movie has some plot-point missteps. But it seldom puts the brakes on a story that moves toward a furious ape-human rumble, not in a jungle, but atop the Golden Gate Bridge.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

August 5, 2011
Jeannette Catsoulis
NPR
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A creature feature of disappointing stupidity, Rise of the Planet of the Apes replaces the sociopolitical underpinnings of the original film and its sequels with a limp warning about the evils of animal testing.

Full Review Source: NPR

August 5, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Pass the bananas.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B-

August 5, 2011
Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
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[H]alf good and half bad, and the primary dividing line is by genus.

Full Review Source: The Atlantic

August 5, 2011
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Since the only really good Planet of the Apes movie was the 1968 original with Charlton Heston, I've always wondered why filmmakers can't just leave well enough alone.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C-

August 5, 2011
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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What isn't here are any of the joys of the classic film.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 5, 2011
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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It's faint praise to say that this is the best of the "Planet of the Apes" movies, because the evolution of special effects and makeup was predictable. But the unexpected strength of the film is its heart.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

August 5, 2011
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The running time is efficient, the direction is clean, the story is simple but resonant, the effects are understated yet impressive, and the near-wordless star of the show puts on an acting clinic.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

August 5, 2011
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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They probably should have called it "Beneath the Dignity of the Planet of the Apes," but "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is tolerable if you'll just keep in mind that the original feature was an overachieving B-movie.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

August 5, 2011
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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The filmmakers seem to have spent so much attention and, presumably, money on getting the primates right that they completely forgot about the people.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

August 5, 2011
Eric D. Snider
Film.com
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Sweet fragrant bananas, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a blast.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: B+

August 5, 2011
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Conjured through the ever-expanding magic of performance-capture technology, the apes are easily the most compelling elements of Apes.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

August 4, 2011

Chicago Reader
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The first half (presumably where most of the narrative scenes were excised) is frustratingly arrhythmic; more satisfying is the ape revolution of the final half-hour, a scary and deftly handled passage.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 4, 2011
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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With its skillful blend of live action and motion-capture technology, it's a handsomely made prequel to familiar monkey business.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

August 4, 2011
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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It is not what could be fairly called a bad movie, but neither is it fine enough to be a good one, with its lineup of dull characters and a limp story that functions like a conveyor belt.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

August 4, 2011
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Rises above its dramatic deficits, boosts the collective IQ of this summer's movies and swings into flights of kinetic fantasy that blow the collective mind.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

August 4, 2011
Dana Stevens
Slate
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This movie is a worthy claimant to the simian throne and the rare summer blockbuster that gets more, not less, fun as it goes along.

Full Review Source: Slate

August 4, 2011
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Swift and nimble, like the rising ape at its center, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is gratifyingly free of the usual big-budget blockbuster weight and volume.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

August 4, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is first-class entertainment, packed with clever, unsettling and even inspired ideas.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 4, 2011
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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As both a simian simile and a wonder of technology, Rise of the Planet of the Apes deserves to be in the company of the great original Kong.

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August 4, 2011
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" does it right. Smart, fun and thoroughly enjoyable, it's a model summer diversion that entertains without insulting your intelligence.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

August 4, 2011
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes rises and, at times, even soars - all thanks to what human actors in league with computer technology can now achieve to bring the apes to life.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3/4

August 4, 2011
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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You may, like me, skulk into the new "Rise of the Planet of the Apes'' expecting the worst. And you may, like me, be genuinely surprised by where this movie takes you.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

August 4, 2011
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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In the oeuvre of Planet of the Apes pics - four sequels to the original, and the 2001 Tim Burton-directed remake - Rise is certainly not the most interesting, nor the most inventive. But it's not risible, either.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

August 4, 2011
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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Everything Burton's movie wasn't -- smart, exciting and thought-provoking, while operating in the realm of the movies' great misunderstood monsters.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

August 4, 2011
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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Caesar's prison conversion to charismatic pan-ape revolutionist is near-silent filmmaking, with simple and precise images illustrating Caesar's General-like divining of personalities and his organization of a group from chaos to order.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 4, 2011
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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The central problem with Rise of the Planet of the Apes is that it feels more like a piece of something larger than a complete motion picture.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 4, 2011
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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...very nearly close to completely awesome, and is the best sci-fi blockbuster of the summer, in a walk, even.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 4/5

August 4, 2011
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Precisely the kind of summer diversion that the studios have such a hard time making now. It's good, canny-dumb fun.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 4, 2011
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
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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.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

August 4, 2011
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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I kind of enjoyed "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" despite its evident silliness and the fact that nobody's likely to remember it three weeks from now.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

August 4, 2011
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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Wyatt ... keeps the action compelling whether focusing on apes as they run amok or as they quietly contemplate their next move.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

August 4, 2011
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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An odd blend of silly popcorn entertainment and sometimes startling poignancy.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

August 4, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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One never knows exactly where the human ends and the effects begin, but Serkis and/or Caesar gives the best performance in the movie.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

August 4, 2011
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Wyatt's version, scripted by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (who previously teamed for The Relic), pays tribute to the original series without being bound by it.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

August 4, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is this summer's best popcorn flick.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 5/5

August 4, 2011
Peter Debruge
Variety
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes makes for an impressive, if predictably downbeat prequel to a franchise famous for unhappy endings.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 3, 2011
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Rarely has a story about the end of the world seemed so boring.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald

August 3, 2011
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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This seventh film in the Planet of the Apes series rises to such ridiculous heights, it's impossible not to laugh out loud -- in a good way, in appreciation.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

August 3, 2011
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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If you've ever seen or heard about a "Planet of the Apes" movie, you know where this is leading. But that doesn't make the trip any less enjoyable.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 3, 2011
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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It's just an apes-on-the-rampage creature feature, with a decent setup, a wobbly second act, and a glorified-videogame urban-action payoff.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

August 3, 2011
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