Rise of the Planet of the Apes Reviews

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October 24, 2017
The story has big ideas but is underwritten, the acting is pedestrian at best, and though the CGI apes are very well actualized, they still look cartoony at times.
March 15, 2017
You can tell me all day that this is great, Avatar-like use of animation. I'll even grant the point. But though I was engaged in the first half of the film, this action section left me looking at my watch.
June 24, 2013
Caesar [the main ape] is the reason to see this daft, breathless picture.
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.
February 28, 2013
Overall, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is intermittently entertaining with a few nice nods to the original series.
February 15, 2013
The bad news is that whenever this prequel's CGI apes aren't on-screen, you're wishing the flesh-and-blood actors would get the hell off!
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.
December 23, 2011
Only in a world where James Franco portrays Will Rodman, a brilliant biochemist working for a pharmaceutical company, can apes get the best of mankind.
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.
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.
August 25, 2011
There is no reason for this movie to exist.
August 15, 2011
Takes advantage of the spectacular advance in special effects over the past 40 years but adds little by way of imagination or insight into our appreciation of the original film.
August 14, 2011
I thought apes in the future were hairy humans with walnut shells for mouths! These look too much like monkeys. If I want to watch monkeys take over the world I'll watch the Jersey Shore.
August 14, 2011
Caesar finds his own voice but the film never does.
August 13, 2011
Serkis is possibly the most skilled body actor working in the movies today, but even his subtle skills are eventually overcome by the fact that Rise of the Planet of the Apes lacks the basic humanity (no pun intended) of the first film.
August 11, 2011
This whole series has gotten out of hand ...
August 11, 2011
Caesar then gets bigger and crankier. He must choose, as a final career option, between maximum-security retirement or world-changing multi-ape mayhem atop the Golden Gate Bridge. Take a guess. Show me some ape stuff that's new and surprising.
August 11, 2011
It's the kind of bad movie you laugh at, not laugh with.
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.
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