Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes
Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes (1972)

The fourth Planet of the Apes film is set in 1991, 20 years since the assassination of talking, time-traveling apes Cornelius and Zira at the end of Escape From the Planet of the Apes. The couple's infant son, Caesar (Roddy McDowall),… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1972
DVD Release Date: September 5, 2000
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

The Planet of the Apes series takes an angry turn in the fourth entry.

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TV Guide

A hard-edged thriller featuring a sleekly sinister look and a disturbing tone that's quite different from any of the other films in the series.

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Gerry Shamray
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Surprisingly entertaining.

Time Out

Dismally lurid stuff, ham-fistedly directed and low on credibility.

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Rob Gonsalves

Lead-footed and erratic.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

The message is that passing power from one to another does not change the essential nature of power. Rather, power contaminates the person (or ape) who wields it.

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Howard Thompson
New York Times

J. Lee Thompson's direction furiously propels the action in a compact chromium-and-glass setting -- and wait till you see that last battle royal.

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Fred Topel

The best of the series. Apes in modern day (well, modern for then). Like all great sci-fi, has moral implications.

Scott Weinberg

Proof that mediocre sequels are hardly a new sensantion.

Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Taking place 20 years after the third film, we are shown the evolution of the apes from pets to savages and the eventual takeover of the human race. With… More
David Ladd
In Escape From the Planet of the Apes, Cornelius and Zira arrived from the future and had a child, one who was destined to destroy the future of human… More
xGary Xx
The son of Cornelius and Zira is separated from his protector and confronts a world where apes have been trained to do menial labour for the human race in… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Caesar: Where there is fire, there is smoke. And in that smoke, from this day forward, my people will crouch and conspire and plot and plan for the inevitable… More
Alex roy
Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes is one of favorites in the series. I very much enjoyed the storyline of the film, and I thought it was one of the most… More
Everett Johnson
I've been told by numerous people that as the "Planet of the Apes" series goes on it gets worse and worse. I happen to disagree. I think this… More