• 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, Emotional, Rivalry, Quest, Survival, Brooding, Friend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    At a certain point in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, you expect Caesar to say, "Et tu, Koba?" Maybe a bit obvious, but it would have shown some wit. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The film forges ahead, in vivid 3-D, with such energy, expertise and thunderous conviction that you readily accept its basic premise — the pell-mell emergence of great intelligence, plus moral awareness, in primitive bodies — and find yourself exactly where the filmmakers want you to be, swinging giddily between sympathy for the apes and the humans in what threatens to become all-out war. show more

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Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
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