Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other -- and to the Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The Oscar-winning visual effects team that brought to life the worlds of Avatar and Lord of the Rings is breaking… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 13, 2011
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82%
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77%



Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Led by Rupert Wyatt's stylish direction, some impressive special effects, and a mesmerizing performance by Andy Serkis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes breathes unlikely new life into a long-running franchise.

David Thomson
The New Republic

Caesar [the main ape] is the reason to see this daft, breathless picture.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Distinguishes itself from other ill-conceived reboots in general, and from Tim Burton's disastrous 2001 remake in particular, by looking with fresh, simian eyes at its core conflict between human and primates.

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Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

If you're a fan of the series, you'll love it; if you're not a fan it may make you one.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is spectacle with a kick: the transcendence of the normal in creatures so like ourselves is both an entertainment and a needling rebuke to human vanity.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

A well-crafted B movie with astonishingly effective motion capture CGI technology.

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Stephen Carty
Flix Capacitor

There's very little action throughout, but the narrative is so involving that this isn't a problem whatsoever.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

The action scenes (particularly a battle between humans and apes on the Golden Gate Bridge) are inventively spectacular, and the story at the movie's core is evocative and engaging.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Tthe movie has some plot-point missteps. But it seldom puts the brakes on a story that moves toward a furious ape-human rumble, not in a jungle, but atop the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Save Christopher Nolan's "Batman," no film so brilliantly reinvigorated a franchise more than this, a thrilling opening act that's equally captivating and leaves you anxiously awaiting the next installment.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Being absent for over a decade, the Apes return to the big screen, creating a film that is unbelievably impressive, both on a technical scale and how they were… More
Thomas Bowler
Terrible, terrible idea executed fantastically. Full review later.
Edward Boxler
VERDICT: TOTALLY WATCHABLE - Where did this come from? Rise of the Planet of the Apes is the biggest surprise of 2011. The effects are great, but what really… More
Red Lats
I didn't realize until I read other reviews that the apes were not real. The story is interesting, the special effects amazing.
Phil Hubbs
The only 'Planet of the Apes' franchise film I have ever seen is the Burton 're-imagining' and I quite like that version as it was visually… More
xGary Xx
Caesar the chimpanzee is the genetically altered product of medical research and when he becomes the victim of the mistreatment afforded to all research animals… More

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