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Planet of the Apes Reviews

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August 19, 2017
For all its self-conscious thoughtfulness, it also works as a B-grade sci-fi film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 29, 2016
A pitch perfect science fiction film, that still conveys sharp social commentary...
November 3, 2015
It's a film to see, all right, and it does confirm Schaffner's talent. It is only that one can now see more clearly the limits of that talent, limits which are much narrower than I had hoped.
May 9, 2015
Still beguiling
July 6, 2012
Somehow this melding of clever science fiction ideas with old-fashioned popcorn thrills just clicked.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2011
Back in 1968, this sci-fi, directed by Schaffner and penned by Wilson and Serling, was original, quite intelligent , and well executed, garnering a special Oscar for makeup.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 6, 2011
As illuminatingly bleak a statement on human hubris as a Hollywood superproduction has given us.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 3, 2011
This generational touchstone remains a playful widescreen fable of the bestiality that defines and destroys cultures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 1, 2009
Signifying Monkeys
November 7, 2008
It's all about the closing scene. Cool!
| Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2008
A modern science fiction classic.
April 7, 2008
A film rich with unforgettable imagery, killer lines and physical thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 7, 2008
Planet of the Apes is an amazing film.
April 7, 2008
Seminal simian sci-fi that blends satire with the drive and pace of an adventure story.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 28, 2008
one of my all time favourites
| Original Score: 4/4
January 17, 2008
A sci-fi classic that still holds up today and far surpasses Tim Burton's remake.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 30, 2007
Planet of the Apes is one of those rare films whose historical impact outweighs its quality. It's a good film, but not a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 30, 2007
Massive marketing notwithstanding, the original film is still quite an achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 30, 2007
Dismal SF deep think (1968) that gave birth to an equally dismal string of sequels and TV series spin-offs.
May 30, 2007
It is quickly paced, completely entertaining, and its philosophical pretensions don't get in the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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