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Escape from the Planet of the Apes Reviews

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August 19, 2017
Easily the strangest film in the series, and a good candidate for the strangest studio-made genre film of the 1970s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 4, 2007
Former actor Don Taylor directs smoothly and efficiently and elicits fine performances from the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
June 4, 2007
Escape from the Planet of the Apes is an excellent film, almost as good as the original Planet of the Apes.
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
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
September 13, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 10, 2005
the film is a highly satisfying mix of satire and suspense
| Original Score: 3/5
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
July 15, 2004
The last of the "Ape" sequels that's worth watching.
| Original Score: 3/5
November 28, 2003
Possibly the least of the series, but certainly not a predictable sequel.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
September 27, 2002
Oneof the best of the bunch!
| Original Score: 4/5
September 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
Brings just enough of a twist to the series' conventions.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 1, 2001
The best of the all of the sequels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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+
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
It's a long way down from even the second in the series.
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