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Based on 34 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    With the exception of a battle scene with apes on all fours charging the humans, the film is monumentally silly. show more

  • 100
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    The new Planet of the Apes is not a remake, and it's not a sequel. It is an amazing display of imagination. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    There's one reason to see Tim Burton's flawed, somewhat declawed but often amusing do-over of Planet of the Apes. The apes. What else? show more

  • 10
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    My Homo sapiens brain was boggled by the movie's clumsiness, while my heart was chilled by the chance that otherwise mature members of my species might mistake this disjointed botch for summer entertainment. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Offers a primal vision of the primate order turned topsy-turvy. It is provocative. It is frightening. It is a mess. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    As a story, Burton's Planet of the Apes is more of a comic-book creation than either of his "Batman" movies. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    This century's Planet of the Apes is a rouser, a screaming-banshee fun house. show more

  • 88
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    The marvelous Burtonic gothic/nightmare production design -- scenery, weaponry, costumes, etc. constantly pleases the eye without ever distracting you from the plot. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Stuff yourself with popcorn, let the gray matter rest and enjoy what may be the best two hours of nonsense you'll see this year. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Burton's made a film that's respectful to the original, and respectable in itself, but that's not enough. Ten years from now, it will be the 1968 version that people are still renting. show more

  • January 28, 2009 Lopcar1993
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    Exceptional!! Planet of the Apes is perhaps one of the brainiest and most visually stunning film I've ever seen. Planet of the Apes stars Mark Whalberg as Captain Leo Davidson a 22 century astronaut who while his genetically altered Ape is investigating an electro-magnetic storm suddenly disappears into thin air, Davidson defies orders and takes a pod out into the cloud to look for his chimp. But as soon as he enters he losses all control of his ships and is sent into an alternate reality where Apes rule and humans are there slaves, Now Davidson has one shot of getting home he has to tread across uncharted territory into the dessert wasteland to find a sacred temple which could hold the shocking secrets to mankind's past- and the last hope for it's salvation. Planet of the apes is an amazing Si-Fi epic that will have you cheering for the little guy and will have you on the edge of your seat through out. I give Planet of the apes a 4 out of 5.

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