Planet of the Apes - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Planet of the Apes Reviews

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 8, 2004
edgy, intense and surprising
| Original Score: 4/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
March 22, 2004
Basically a feature-length 'Twilight Zone' episode, with all that that implies for good and ill... flawed but worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
Netflix
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
The inverted relationship of man to apes allows the filmmakers to drive home some rather pointed attacks on racist behavior and intolerant attitudes on our planet
Full Review | Original Score: 72/100
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
September 17, 2001
A very good film.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
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John Dooley
Salon.com
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
PopMatters
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
Filmcritic.com
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.
| 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.
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Boxoffice Magazine
June 13, 2001
This fascinating premise is exploited to the fullest.
Nick Hilditch
BBC.com
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
...an 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
About.com
August 10, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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