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PG-13| 2 hr. 10 min.

Plot Summary

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.  They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

Cast: Andy Serkis , Jason Clarke , Gary Oldman , Keri Russell , Toby Kebbell , Kodi Smit-McPhee , Kirk Acevedo , Jon Eyez

Director: Matt Reeves

Genres: Science fiction, Adventure, Action

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

Release Date: July 11th, 2014|2 hr. 10 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Dawn is dynamite entertainment, especially in the rousing first hour. show more

  • 100
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes manages to do at least three things exceptionally well that are hard enough to pull off individually: Maintain a simmering level of tension without let-up for two hours, seriously improve on a very good first entry in a franchise and produce a powerful humanistic statement using a significantly simian cast of characters. show more

  • 60
    Alonso Duralde The Wrap

    For its few visual and many script flaws, however, director Matt Reeves (“Cloverfield,” “Let Me In”) balances the splashy set pieces with quieter moments (sullen teen Kodi Smit-McPhee gives a copy of Charles Burns’ “Black Hole” to a wise orangutan named after Maurice Evans!) in such a way that “Dawn” never feels dull or draggy. show more

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Apes and Humans Just Can't Get Along in This Exclusive 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' (VIDEO)

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Kelly Woo on Jul 9th, 2014 5:30PM

With great power comes great responsibility -- and in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," that power rests not with humans, but the simians. In this exclusive behind-the-scenes video, director...

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Review: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Simian Sequel

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Drew Taylor on Jul 9th, 2014 5:00PM

In 2011, Fox unleashed "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," a big screen reboot of their beloved "Planet of the Apes" franchise that was notable in the fact that the apes, usually portrayed, up until...

Andy Serkis on 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' the Downside of Motion Capture, and Scarring His Kids for Life

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Sharon Knolle on Jul 8th, 2014 6:00PM

In "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," Caesar (Andy Serkis) led his fellow imprisoned apes to freedom. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," set 10 years later, finds Caesar the leader of an evolving...

The 'Planet of the Apes' Honest Trailer Is Hilariously Accurate (VIDEO)

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Jonny Black on Jul 2nd, 2014 4:00PM

Why Mark Wahlberg? Why? It was only a matter of time until Tim Burton's "Planet of the Apes" received the Honest Trailers treatment, and this week ScreenJunkies nailed it on the head: "The...

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