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

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Reviews

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Stephen Rebello
Playboy Online
June 14, 2016
With little dialogue but a world of emotion in his face, eyes and body, [Andy Serkis] not only keeps us on our toes but also has us rooting for the apes to trounce humanity.
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
July 17, 2014
If you're a fan of the series, you'll love it; if you're not a fan it may make you one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
July 10, 2014
Save Christopher Nolan's "Batman," no film so brilliantly reinvigorated a franchise more than this, a thrilling opening act that's equally captivating and leaves you anxiously awaiting the next installment.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
Top Critic
David Thomson
The New Republic
June 24, 2013
Caesar [the main ape] is the reason to see this daft, breathless picture.
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 14, 2013
Audacious, violent and disquieting, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is a summer sequel that's better than it has any right to be.
Ben Kendrick
October 2, 2012
Despite thin human drama, and one note supporting characters, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a surprisingly sincere story that elevates the franchise canon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Looker
September 25, 2012
Despite some pretty glaring plotholes, the combination of astonishing special effects and a tension-filled story makes for a gripping and worthy rebirth for the franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 18, 2012
Surprises at all corners with characters we can care about who transcend the illusion of CGI most of the time...
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
March 3, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Simon Gallagher
What Culture
January 2, 2012
The substance of the film is simply mesmerising: the way in which it prioritises story over spectacle, saying so much without explicit over-statement is a triumph, and it is for good reason that it is one of my picks for Best Film at next year's Oscars.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
December 30, 2011
One of the ten best films of 2011, and the year's best popcorn movie.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
December 28, 2011
... One of the better movies of the summer.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
December 20, 2011
It may not be the best film of 2011, but it's certainly one of the best sci fi films of the year, and easily one of the best sequels/prequels in the last several years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
December 20, 2011
Thanks to the eye-popping performance-capture technology developed for Avatar and another astonishing primate performance by Andy Serkis, Rise puts across its fantasy so convincingly that you're swept away - and chilled - as the story unfolds.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
December 14, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Laurence Boyce
The Baltic Times
December 13, 2011
Whilst it sometimes suffers from feeling like the first chapter in a much longer story, this is a fun and intelligent re-imagining of a classic movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
November 14, 2011
Probably the year's best sci-fi effort thus far!
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
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+
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 29, 2011
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Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jordan Farley
SFX Magazine
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
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