Battle For The Planet Of The Apes Reviews
December 31, 2019
The problem here is basically one of script, though the lowering of production values has taken its toll.
October 31, 2018
Some solid ideas at its center expounding on the series' omnipresent themes of race relations and destiny vs. free will, but is hobbled by its too-apparent dime-store budget and a singular lack of ambition.
August 19, 2017
Battle... is where the dwindling budgets of the film in this series finally manage to score a fatal hit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.