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Based on 39 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 135 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The movie rises and, at times, even soars. This is all - and I do mean all - thanks to what human actors in league with computer technology can now achieve to bring the apes to life. No more guys squeezed into monkey suits and talking in posh accents. Performance-capture makes all the difference. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It is not what could be fairly called a bad movie, but neither is it fine enough to be a good one, with its lineup of dull characters and a limp story that functions like a conveyor belt. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The cautionary tale feels surprisingly fresh and entertaining, given that this is the fifth "Planet of the Apes" film since the 1968 original. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Judged, though, as the action extravaganza it means to be, Rise of the Planet of the Apes wins high marks for originality, and takes top honors for spectacle. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A shamelessly fun B-movie with A-movie effects. show more

  • 100
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    This summer's best popcorn flick. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Strong action, special effects and by far the most credible ape "performances" yet seen will spell box office to inspire chest-thumping in all markets. show more

  • 45
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    Too earnest and dour to be a silly bit of summer fun, but it's not exactly scientifically sound, either. show more

  • 60
    Jeannette Catsoulis NPR

    Evincing more visible intelligence than any of his human co-stars aside from Lithgow, Caesar is disquietingly lifelike. show more

  • 88
    Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel

    Audacious, violent and disquieting, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a summer sequel that's better than it has any right to be. show more

  • June 03, 2012 dg00000000125361
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    This movie defiantly had my attention from the get go. It was worth watching but I was hoping for a bit more action. There was only about 10 min of solid action in the movie. I was really hoping for a battle but, I guess I still have part 2. Otherwise, great Friday night movie!

  • June 02, 2012 hannahbanana5998
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    Awesome movie! Very action packed and was a total hit for me and my kids!!! This is definately a movie worth to buy!

  • January 10, 2012 jackd1207
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    I\'m not a big fan of films that , purely based on the subject matter, must rely on so much CGI. At no time was I unaware of the fact that I was looking at computer generated images. That aside, the story line was fairly weak, though the real actors\' acting was pretty good. The best I can say for this movie is, it wasn\'t terrible.

  • December 30, 2011 en00000000109398
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    Good Movie; Exciting; good story setting.

  • December 10, 2011 vs313
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    loved it.I\'m waiting to see part two

  • November 22, 2011 AUSTIN
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  • October 29, 2011 vn00000000105192
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    this movie SUCKS so bad it was like a nother ****** jail movie

  • September 16, 2011 craig9952
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    fun movie..

  • September 13, 2011 cwsnhri
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    One of the best ever

  • September 10, 2011 letsgoredwings94
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