• War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

War for the Planet of the Apes

Release Date: July 14th, 2017

PG-13 |2 hr 22 min

Plot Summary

Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson). After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both of their species and the future of the planet.

Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary, Amiah Miller, Judy Greer, Max Lloyd-Jones

Director: Matt Reeves

Genres: Adventure , Science Fiction , Action

Production Co: 20th Century Fox, Bluegrass Films, Chernin Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Intense, Soldier, Brooding, Pursuit, Emotional, Survival, Sacrifice

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Dana StevensSlate

    War for the Planet of the Apes is a formidable achievement: not just the rare last chapter in a trilogy that maintains the high quality of the first two, but a visually lush, heart-pounding summer action movie that dares to ask hard questions about the struggle between good and evil—both on the larger social scale and within each individual—and the fate of life on Earth. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The fact that a genre entry of this nature, with no intrinsic need of being philosophically nuanced, goes out of its way to endow even its ostensible villains with comprehensible motives rates as a notable achievement. show more

  • 90
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    It’s engrossing every inch of the way, with casualties, infighting, character flaws, war mongering, and some delicious grandstanding from Harrelson. show more

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Nominated Visual Effects
Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2018)