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Escape from the Planet of the Apes Reviews

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TV Guide
June 4, 2007
Former actor Don Taylor directs smoothly and efficiently and elicits fine performances from the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety
June 4, 2007
Escape from the Planet of the Apes is an excellent film, almost as good as the original Planet of the Apes.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
April 9, 2007
Passable entertainment, but it's no fun watching the likable, witty Cornelius and Zira become hairy martyrs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
It's a long way down from even the second in the series.
Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser
June 10, 2005
the film is a highly satisfying mix of satire and suspense
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Greenspun
New York Times
May 10, 2005
One of the better new movies in town, and better in a genre -- science-fiction -- that at the crucial middle level where the history of movies is made, if not written, has recently been not so much bad as invisible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
July 15, 2004
The last of the "Ape" sequels that's worth watching.
| Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
November 28, 2003
Possibly the least of the series, but certainly not a predictable sequel.
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
September 27, 2002
Oneof the best of the bunch!
| Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 15, 2002
feels like a quickie insert that is needed to progress the larger narrative, but doesn't have enough meat on it to deserve its own film
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
Brings just enough of a twist to the series' conventions.
| Original Score: 3/5
Max Messier
Filmcritic.com
August 1, 2001
The best of the all of the sequels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Coates
BBC.com
June 13, 2001
It works fairly well as the central movie of the franchise but will have little to offer non-devotees.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
Regarded by some as the best of the Planet of the Apes sequels, maybe even on a par with the 1968 Charlton Heston original itself, this third Apes movie breathes fresh air into [the] series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
January 1, 2000
This second sequel serves as little more than a light appetizer with a memorable and poignant ending.
Full Review | Original Score: c+
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
September 13, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
September 7, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
July 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
December 6, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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