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Rise of the Planet of the Apes Reviews

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December 14, 2017
Paced like a rocket but de-politicized and de-poeticized, adorned with sprawling camera movements yet trapped in shallow screen space, the film clomps through with a flatness that makes its vision of the beginning of mankind's end seem weirdly soothing.
September 27, 2017
Rupert Wyatt delivers on the giddy pleasures - climbing, leaping, swinging, plus the irresistable high of an upward-rushing learning curve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 8, 2017
It's a surprisingly provocative film that really stretches the definition of summer blockbuster.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 30, 2017
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is simian cinema at its best.
August 21, 2017
Apes is one of the better political films I've seen lately, and its arrival in theatre is oddly timely, given current events.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
August 18, 2012
Surprises at all corners with characters we can care about who transcend the illusion of CGI most of the time...
March 3, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 27, 2012
Somewhat shockingly, the modern interpretation of mankind's downfall is actually pretty darn good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
December 30, 2011
One of the ten best films of 2011, and the year's best popcorn movie.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 28, 2011
... One of the better movies of the summer.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
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.
December 14, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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