Escape from the Planet of the Apes - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Escape from the Planet of the Apes Reviews

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 7, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
September 7, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
December 6, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
It's a long way down from even the second in the series.
Michael Szymanski
September 27, 2002
Oneof the best of the bunch!
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Brings just enough of a twist to the series' conventions.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
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
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+
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
Douglas Pratt
June 10, 2005
the film is a highly satisfying mix of satire and suspense
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
| 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
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
July 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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
Tom Coates
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
Max Messier
August 1, 2001
The best of the all of the sequels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
September 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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