Planet of the Apes - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Planet of the Apes Reviews

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August 7, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
December 29, 2002
It wasn't that hot in 1968. Now, it's pretty campy.
| Original Score: 2/5
July 25, 2001
Pure shallow, dumb fun.
Read More | Original Score: 69/100
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.
May 30, 2007
Dismal SF deep think (1968) that gave birth to an equally dismal string of sequels and TV series spin-offs.
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.
July 26, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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 9, 2015
Still beguiling
November 7, 2002
Sci-fi classic is better -- and worse -- than you remember.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 27, 2002
| 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
October 3, 2002
A timeless holdover from the days when science fiction was about ideas instead of explosions.
| Original Score: 5/5
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
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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
August 10, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2008
It's all about the closing scene. Cool!
| Original Score: 4/5
July 6, 2012
Somehow this melding of clever science fiction ideas with old-fashioned popcorn thrills just clicked.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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