Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Reviews

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October 20, 2011
The film doesn't try to take on the quasi-political undertones of the 1968 original, but it makes its own case as a personalized science fiction drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 29, 2011
o James Franco kai h Freida Pinto me thn ekplhktikh ikanothta na xanontai sto fonto ws glastres, einai idanikoi apo to casting akoma
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 16, 2011
There are plot holes to contend with and a handful of potential jump-the-shark moments, but the smart ending and stunning Golden Gate Bridge stand-off ensure you leave on a high.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 12, 2011
A reasonably muscular popcorn film with a surprisingly tender soul.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 9, 2011
It stays true to the central metaphor of the original films and takes its time setting the story up so that when the apes finally do run amok, we are totally invested in the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 8, 2011
The movie is most compelling when it thinks about the ape and the human's likeness (and so critiques racism and speciesism), when Cesar and Will face each other or respond to one another.
September 4, 2011
Precuela innecesaria y obvia, en la que nuestra suspensión de la incredulidad se verá desafiada no pocas veces. En una película donde no hay lugar para grandes actuaciones, la mejor labor actoral es, por supuesto, la del mono.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 2, 2011
The original centered itself around some weighty ideas involving race, politics, and social class. Those same ideas may exist here, but director Wyatt doesn't really care.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 30, 2011
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is spectacle with a kick: the transcendence of the normal in creatures so like ourselves is both an entertainment and a needling rebuke to human vanity.
August 28, 2011
Sporadically profound, not unlike a riff on the "Dawn of Man" chapter from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 27, 2011
Suficientemente bem realizado para não envergonhar a série clássica e ainda nos apresenta àquele que, ao lado de Zira e Cornelius, talvez seja um de seus personagens símios mais tocantes, complexos e memoráveis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 26, 2011
In what is easily one of the better films of the year, director Rupert Wyatt, with a first-rate screenplay, melds thrills with wit and state-of-the-art special effects to create a flick you're ready to watch again as soon as it ends.
August 25, 2011
There is no reason for this movie to exist.
Full Review | Original Score: F
August 25, 2011
The familiar contagion plotline prevents the film from achieving the allegorical charm or cautionary impact of the 1968 original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 23, 2011
The film has a hackneyed "the-bad-guys-are-us" plot on which to hang some interesting special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 22, 2011
The action scenes (particularly a battle between humans and apes on the Golden Gate Bridge) are inventively spectacular, and the story at the movie's core is evocative and engaging.
August 19, 2011
Like an old-school science-fiction flick, the film is surprisingly character driven until a final rousing action sequence, and that's all to the good.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 17, 2011
I did find it a surprisingly agreeable afternoon's entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 17, 2011
Distinguishes itself from other ill-conceived reboots in general, and from Tim Burton's disastrous 2001 remake in particular, by looking with fresh, simian eyes at its core conflict between human and primates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 16, 2011
A sharp critique of human nature from the standpoint of our closest relative, the chimpanzee who comes off as much more civilized than those who maintain prisons, zoos, and fight wars against weak and defenseless nations.
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