Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 2, 2014
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With intelligence and emotional resonance to match its stunning special effects, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes expands on its predecessor with an exciting and ambitious burst of sci-fi achievement.

New Yorker

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.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

For all its high-end special effects and its Shakespearean ambitions, Dawn fumbles its emotional moments and forces its action.

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Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

A smart, involving sequel

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

This just might be the most engrossing, the smartest and the most daring "Apes" movie ever put on film.

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Dana Stevens

One of the most intelligent and entertaining big-studio releases of the summer so far.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

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.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

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.

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Wesley Morris

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.

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Christopher Lawrence
Las Vegas Review-Journal

[A] ridiculously entertaining, technologically stupefying sequel that's easily the summer's best blockbuster yet.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Yes it seems to be official, Gary Oldman is apparently in everything!. Much like the ALZ-113 virus he gets into everything and...errr kills it? no wait, analogy… More
Jens S.
After the pleasant surprise that was the first film of the new Planet of the Apes series, the expectations for the sequel, or middle part of the trilogy, were… More
Kase Vollebregt
A significant improvement upon its predecessor, 'Dawn's combination of brilliant special effects and pulsing pathos will enthrall any fan of the… More
danny d
what a great film this was. if im honest, the apes movies do not appeal to me. it's just not a story i can really get into. but it has to be admitted… More
Nikhil Nandu
This is an intense, well-acted, intelligent, and powerful political scifi aciton-drama. It is also my favorite summer blockbuster of the year. It is the only… More
Apeneck Fletcher
While in essence a work hailing from the legacy of 30's pulp sci-fi (talking apes threaten to take over the world!), what is presented here is no less than… More