Planet of the Apes Reviews

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March 16, 2020
No remake would have been deemed complete without a shockaroo ending-and this Apes has its lulu, which I won't disclose-but it leaves behind the stink of arbitrary mystification.
November 14, 2019
Rumored to have filmed seven or eight endings for the film, one can only wonder if the one selected here was the best or the worst of the bunch.
October 31, 2018
The original's ending continues to inspire awe and surprise even now, but processing the end of the remake is like doing long division.
September 7, 2012
The finale unfolds in one of the most nonsensical series of events ever created on film...
August 7, 2008
July 14, 2007
October 5, 2006
Burton's singular vision is missing from this mishmash of a remake, part sci-fi, part adventure, part ape-human romance, but unsatisfying on any level. Mark Wahlberg's pallid turn doesn't help and neither does the PG-13 rating which proves confining
December 6, 2005
December 6, 2004
While Edward Scissorhands could have come from no other imagination, Apes could have been directed by any action director and come out fairly similar to this.
July 13, 2004
It is like an elaborate card trick that has 30 steps but the deck was rigged so that the card you picked was obviously predetermined
May 30, 2003
Like Burton's Sleepy Hollow, another grim triumph of set design over story.
March 20, 2003
Mark Wahlberg is no Chuck Heston, and Lady Liberty doesn't make an appearance.
February 8, 2003
January 29, 2003
It doesn't hold a candle to the original.
January 10, 2003
December 8, 2002
November 18, 2002
Planet of the Apes has talking monkees, yes, but it doesn't seem to have figured out a damn thing about human behavior, primate behavior or, most importantly, even what it wants to say.
July 12, 2002
Doesn't have the solidity of theme of the 1968 movie. Also ... Burton's version seems to force an ending that is neither thoughtful nor effective.
June 10, 2002
only serves as evidence there are some bits of Seventies nostalgia that belong in the same closet with Whip Inflation Now buttons and the Swine Flu vaccine.
June 3, 2002
Signing Tim Burton as director was a textbook example of a great idea on page...
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