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Battle For The Planet Of The Apes Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Battle looks like the last gap of a dying series, a movie made simply to wring the dollars out of any remaining ape fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
October 22, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
June 4, 2007
Aside from Severn Darden, who relishes his lip-smacking heavy character, the cast seems disinterested; even series stalwart Roddy McDowall looks bored.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
February 18, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
January 1, 2000
With the budgets decreasing, creative ideas waning, and costumes and makeup getting more worn-out, it's a good thing that this is the final sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: D
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
[For] completists only and definitely counts as the worst in the entire series.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
October 15, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Dan Fazio
September 11, 2003
The bluntest, cheapest and worst of the 'Apes' movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Spyder Darling
NY Rock
September 26, 2002
The battle was lost several movies earlier.
| Original Score: 2/5
Tom Coates
June 19, 2001
The Planet of the Apes series started well, and gradually decreased in budget and quality. By Battle the budget is all but gone, and all the believability and excitement has gone with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brandon Judell
December 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Max Messier
August 1, 2001
At least it is only 83 minutes long.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
July 3, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
[It] seems reluctant to use the potentials for astute comic strip philosophy that all the other films revelled in to a greater or lesser extent.
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June 4, 2007
Considering the usual fate of sequels, it's not so much that this final effort [from a story by Paul Dehn] is limp, but that the previous four pix maintained for so long a good quality level.
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
September 23, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
Fans will enjoy it, but the "Apes" gang could have done a little better. Not surprisingly, this was the fifth and last installment. (Unless you count the TV show...)
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
April 9, 2007
An okay finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
September 11, 2003
Schmaltzy doesn't get much better...
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 29, 2005
surprisingly entertaining
| Original Score: 4/5
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