• Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Release Date: July 11th, 2014

DVD Release Date: December 2nd, 2014

PG-13 |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

Ten years after simian flu wiped out much of the world's homosapiens, genetically enhanced chimpanzee Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his ever-growing band of followers have established a thriving colony just outside San Francisco in Muir Woods. Meanwhile, a small band of human survivors emerges, which forces Caesar -- as leader -- to grapple with the dual challenge of protecting his people and re-establishing a relationship with the remaining human population -- the latter being Caesar's secret wish.

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

Production Co: Chernin Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Intense, Rivalry, Quest, Emotional, Friend, Survival, Brooding

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    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

  • 90
    Jordan HoffmanFilm.com

    Serkis’ Caesar gets more than his fair share of rip-snortin’ badass moments. He’s arguably the finest leader of men we’ve seen on screen since “Lincoln.” show more

  • 100
    Todd McCarthyThe 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

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