Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

critic Reviews

, 80% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Carving out a new era for The Planet of the Apes with lovable characters and rich visuals, Kingdom doesn't take the crown as best of the franchise but handily justifies its continued reign.
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    Sergio Burstein Los Angeles Times
    Kingdom is the episode of the series that we didn't know we needed, distinguished by a powerfully set scene, more than decent level acting and a narrative proposal worth appreciating. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Odie HendersonBoston Globe
    “Kingdom” aims for some sort of anti-fascism and anti-gun statement. But the film tramples on its own undeveloped ideas when it suddenly become a large-scale actioner. It’s as if the studio had a carnage meter that had to hit 11 before fadeout.
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    Rafer GuzmanNewsday
    An entertaining new entry in the dormant franchise.
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    Dwight BrownDwightBrownInk.com
    An astounding vision, profound writing and originality are missing in this pretender. It’s a shallow knockoff that can’t carry the weight of the legacy it inherited.
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    Adam KempenaarFilmspotting
    If you ranked [the four main characters] on how compelling they are, it arguably would be inverse to how much screen time they get.
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    Robbie SmithLondon Evening Standard
    It’s visuals, not words, that this film excels at and as it builds to its (rather far-fetched) conclusion it whips you along.
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    John SerbaDecider
    You can nitpick some of Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ flaws, but considering the ambition of its visual and thematic scope, that feels shortsighted.
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    Billie MelissaMen's Journal
    Epic in both heart and scale, Ball's film grabs you early and forces you to care, regardless of how many of its predecessors you have indulged in.
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    Connor LightbodyMovies We Texted About
    ...takes on the task of showing how the message of one revered as a deity, one with wholly good intentions, can be corrupted in a world of hearsay and unreliable communication methods
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    Dana BarbutoBoston Movie News
    Raka leaves a void when he is not on screen. Every other character, especially the humans, is flat in comparison. William H. Macy’s presence feels particularly baffling.
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