Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
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A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. (c) Fox
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"For dramatic verve and emotional nuance, apes trounce people, hands down, and the movie suffers badly from the mismatch; all traces of finesse are trampled by the bombast of the climax."
‑ , New Yorker
"For all its high-end special effects and its Shakespearean ambitions, Dawn fumbles its emotional moments and forces its action."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Forget motion-capture, this is motion-rapture. Meanwhile, Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino (Up) finds some extraordinary piano notes to emphasise contemplative silence as much as imminent threat."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"Et tu, Koba?"
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"...both a stellar sequel and an above-average blockbuster."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"This just might be the most engrossing, the smartest and the most daring "Apes" movie ever put on film."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"One of the most intelligent and entertaining big-studio releases of the summer so far."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"[A] ridiculously entertaining, technologically stupefying sequel that's easily the summer's best blockbuster yet."
‑ Christopher Lawrence, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"A most engaging sequel in one of the most thrilling reboots in cinema history."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"It's a thoroughly mediocre movie [and] I'm sorry to say that, considering that its predecessor in this new cycle, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, was so unexpectedly good."
‑ Stuart Klawans, The Nation
"For the next installment, it might be wisest to forgo our own species altogether and make it all-ape. It is, after all, the logical next step in this particular cinematic evolution."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes gets to be exciting and to say something about the world instead of merely blowing it up. The apes are among the more intellectually complex characters you're likely to spend time with this summer."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"..."Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" rises and falls on the large shoulders of Andy Serkis. He gives Caesar a quiet dignity and, if possible, almost makes him human in his emotions"
‑ Michael A. Smith, MediaMikes
"A fitting sequel whose digital magic is often breathtaking even if its storytelling is not quite as memorable."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"Addicted to pat lines and clichéd scenes of individual heroism or sentimental nonsense, from the usual battle between alpha males to the Florence Nightingale stereotype of an often weepy but sweet and soothing woman (Keri Russell) cooing over a baby ape."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
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