Planet of the Apes
Planet of the Apes (2001)

This big budget "re-imagining" of the 1968 original departs somewhat from both that classic science fiction film and the source novel by author Pierre Boulle. Mark Wahlberg stars as Leo Davidson, an astronaut of the early 21st… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 27, 2001
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2001
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This remake of Planet of the Apes can't compare to the original in some critics' mind, but the striking visuals and B-movie charms may win you over.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Splendidly envisioned and boldly executed.

David Edelstein

Offers proof of Hollywood's simian instincts: Monkey see old hit, monkey do remake.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

The finale unfolds in one of the most nonsensical series of events ever created on film...

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Call it a letdown, worsened by the forces of shoddy screenwriting.

James Berardinelli

One more disappointment in a summer of lackluster 'event pictures.'

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Decent re-imagining of the classic.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

A campy, juiced-up ker-splat, busy with clumsy pyrotechnics and never nearing the vicinity of satire.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Works equally well as a popcorn adrenaline-heart-pumper as it does a pop-philosophical inquiry into the nature of humanity.

Emanuel Levy

Burton's singular vision is missing from this mishmash of a remake, part sci-fi, part adventure, part ape-human romance, but unsatisfying on any level. Mark Wahlberg's pallid turn doesn't help and neither does the PG-13 rating which proves confining

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Now I will admit I love Tim Burton and most of his work but I too was shocked and fearful of his agreement to take the helm of this sci-fi action flick… More
Alex roy
Tim Burton's lackluster Planet of the Apes is a definite insult to the original classic. I'm usually a fan of Burton's work, and he's made… More
KJ Proulx
What a way to kill the mood set by the original franchise. Tim Burton's remake of the "Planet of the Apes" is not just a bad movie, but it… More
Jim Careter
Tim Burtons Planet of the Apes is a terrible and boring remake. The story is basically like the original, with a few changes but almost every bit of this story… More
Daniel Perry
Watched this again, for the first time since it came out, now that I've seen the original, and now my fascination with this franchise will have to delve… More
Sophie Burgess
Whilst I like the original idea, I think this one got a little off track.