• Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Release Date: June 15th, 1973

DVD Release Date: March 28th, 2006

G |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

"Battle for the Planet of the Apes" is the final chapter in the sci-fi movie series. In this chapter, a tribute of human atomic bomb mutations are out to make life miserable for the peaceful ape tribe. The story is told primarily in flashback with the opening and closing taking place in the year 2670.

Cast: Roddy McDowall, Claude Akins, Natalie Trundy, John Huston, Severn Darden, Lew Ayres, Paul Williams, Austin Stoker

Director: J. Lee Thompson

Genres: Science fiction

Production Co: Apjac International, Twentieth Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Passionate, Mystery, Dark, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Ian NathanEmpire

    Largely devoid of any charm or intelligence that made other Apes films entertaining, this one should be buried in the Forbidden Zone. show more

  • 42

    It’s hard to get the same feeling of awe and epic scale that the series’ best installments can offer when you’re essentially watching ten guys squabble in a forest. show more

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Battle looks like the last gap of a dying series, a movie made simply to wring the dollars out of any remaining ape fans. show more

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