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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 ( 27 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

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

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    If you see the movie, notice how the ending is no ending, and the fact that it even feels like one is entirely a function of Michael Giacchino's musical score. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It's a provocative sci-fi action film with dynamite special effects, a powerful humanistic theme with echoes of real-life social conflicts, and a truly wondrous performance by Serkis. show more

  • July 28, 2014 Connie Gansel Harper
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    great movie! great action, never boring. This has been by far the best one made. enjoyed every moment!!!

  • July 21, 2014 Goodmom42
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    My husband and I loved this film, not one MOMENT of boringness in it (I think some of the other reviewers were in the wrong movie). The special effects were very good, and I was especially impressed by the realistic expressions on the apes' faces!

  • July 21, 2014 Marion
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    Slow, predictable, too long and did I say predictable??? There were NO surprises in this movie. Save your money. (written by an adult)

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Two Adorable Chimps Watched 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' and Frickin' Loved It (VIDEO)

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jul 16th, 2014 4:30PM

So, two chimps walked into a movie theater ... Sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it actually happened last weekend! As first reported by The Daily Mail, a pair of two-year-old chimps, Vali...

The Deleted, Alternate Ending of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Is Very Doom & Gloom

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jul 15th, 2014 2:00PM

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" (get tickets) nearly ended with a different final scene than the one millions of moviegoers saw this weekend. Director Matt Reeves admitted to Slashfilm that he had...

Box Office: Does 'Apes' Success Mean the Slump Is Over?

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jul 14th, 2014 12:30PM

For the past few weeks, box office observers (including this column) have been worried about a big summer slump. After all, summer revenues are down nearly 20 percent compared to the same point last...

Weekend Box Office: 'Planet of the Apes' Rides Off With No. 1 Spot, Big Opening Weekend

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The Associated Press on Jul 13th, 2014 12:45PM

NEW YORK (AP) - "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" thumped its chest at the box office with a $73 million opening weekend. According to studio estimates Sunday, Fox's "Planet of the Apes" sequel...

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