• 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, Pursuit, Brooding, Emotional, Soldier, Sacrifice, Survival

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

  • 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

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This improbably magnificent film and Michael Giacchino’s majestic score are a perfect match. 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)