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Rise of the Planet of the Apes Reviews

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June 23, 2013
Rise of the Planet of the Apes has some life to it as an action film, but every time anyone opens their mouth, man or beast, you'll feel like someone figured out a way to sneak in groundbreaking CGI into your middle schooler's class play.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 19, 2012
Had the second half of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" not descended into silliness, perhaps the film would have been a more worthy addition to the Apes legacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 28, 2013
Overall, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is intermittently entertaining with a few nice nods to the original series.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 11, 2011
It's the kind of bad movie you laugh at, not laugh with.
August 3, 2011
The biggest fault here is the premise itself. While not a direct remake, Rise covers similar ground to 1972's Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 14, 2011
Caesar finds his own voice but the film never does.
August 10, 2011
Rise of the Planet of the Apes isn't exactly a horrible movie, but it fails to live up to the expectations it sets up for itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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 1, 2011
I realise that action movies aren't meant to be realistic but these characters needed to be far more interesting and believable if they were going to draw me in.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 3, 2011
A story that only gets moving when it's about to wrap up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 8, 2011
It moves in such a doggedly straight line towards its inevitable conclusion that they might as well have a clock in the corner of the screen counting down to the Big Rise.
August 5, 2011
..cannibalizes famous images and lines from all the "Apes" flicks, which is cute until the evident lack of new ideas becomes tiresome.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 4, 2011
The central problem with Rise of the Planet of the Apes is that it feels more like a piece of something larger than a complete motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 5, 2011
The apes are fun to ride along with at times, but the humans and the overall story are rather bland.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 5, 2011
One of the longest advertisements for PETA I've seen since 101 Dalmatians. Only, you know, not nearly as much fun.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 5, 2011
Was Franco high when he signed on for this When Animals Attack!-on-CGI-steroids catastrophe?
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 4, 2011
This by-the-numbers prequel that looks set to re-launch Fox's ape-supremacy franchise removes some of the stink left by Tim Burton's misbegotten remake but doesn't bring anything new to the mythology.
August 5, 2011
[H]alf good and half bad, and the primary dividing line is by genus.
August 5, 2011
These scenes of mayhem leave you looking forward to the next film more than savouring this one.
August 11, 2011
This whole series has gotten out of hand ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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