War for the Planet of the Apes
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 14, 2017
DVD Release Date: October 24, 2017
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: War for the Planet of the Apes combines breathtaking special effects and a powerful, poignant narrative to conclude this rebooted trilogy on a powerful -- and truly blockbuster -- note.

Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Although it rouses and overwhelms, it ain't much fun. ... Still, there is much to relish.

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Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail

Serkis has invented an entirely new medium of performance - one that pushes the series into a realm that would have blown poor George Taylor's mind even more than a half-buried Lady Liberty.

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Danielle Solzman
Solzy at the Movies

War for the Planet of the Apes brings the trilogy to an end with a fitting conclusion.

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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

With its allusions to Shakespeare, Joseph Conrad, the Bible, American slavery and the civil-rights movement, "War" may not be subtle but it's ultimate proof that summer sequels and blockbusters don't have to be brain-dead bottom-feeders either.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

The best summer blockbuster in years, a smart, thoughtful, confrontational and challenging allegory for a world run amok.

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Ed Halter
4Columns

It tries to hold a mirror up to humanity, but merely provides a romp through a forest of empty signifiers.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

War for the Planet of the Apes, the third in the rebooted trilogy, is among the best of the series.

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Charles Taylor
Newsweek

A consistently intelligent, morally thoughtful and often beautiful picture.

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Courtney Howard
Fresh Fiction

Simply put, this study of humanity is phenomenal cinema.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
The rationale for war is ultimately relationships, yah, those we love and, umm, those other people. This work underscores that idea repeatedly, which somehow… More
Josh Lewis
War for the Planet of the Apes continues the franchises resurgence with a thoughtful action film that rides the moral line effectively to make you truly wonder… More
Carlos Magalh„es
What a wonderful surprise to see how much this movie is centered on its characters when it would have been so easy to focus mostly on the action (after all,… More
Nate Zoebl
Matt Reeves is a director who seems to have found his true calling refashioning the work of others. He remade the Swedish film Let the Right One In and improved… More
Jens S.
One of the bleakest and darkest summer blockbusters of all times, the conclusion to the Cesar trilogy may not be the usual shallow popcorn fun. It is intense,… More
KJ Proulx
In a world of cinema where it's incredibly rare for a sequel to live up to its predecessor, it's very hard to believe that a franchise will… More