• Planet of the Apes (2001)

Planet of the Apes

Release Date: July 27th, 2001

DVD Release Date: October 24th, 2001

PG-13 |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

Director Tim Burton ("Batman") reinvents one of the most acclaimed and beloved works of science fiction, Pierre Boulle's classic novel "Planet of the Apes." Burton's "Planet of the Apes" begins with the famed original's premise -- a pilot finds himself in a world turned upside down after landing on a strange planet.

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Clarke Duncan, Paul Giamatti, Estella Warren, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, David Warner

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Action , Adventure , Science fiction

Production Co: Zanuck Company, Twentieth Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Deception, Dark, Rivalry, Rescue, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 10
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    My Homo sapiens brain was boggled by the movie's clumsiness, while my heart was chilled by the chance that otherwise mature members of my species might mistake this disjointed botch for summer entertainment.

  • 100
    Bob GrahamSan Francisco Chronicle

    The new Planet of the Apes is not a remake, and it's not a sequel. It is an amazing display of imagination. show more

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Offers a primal vision of the primate order turned topsy-turvy. It is provocative. It is frightening. It is a mess. show more

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Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)