Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • PG-13
  • 1h 45m
  • 2010
Certified Fresh82%
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Experience the incredible story of Caesar, a chimpanzee who assembles a simian army and fights for justice after an experimental drug gives him human-like intelligence.
© 2011 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh82%
Critics 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.
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The New Republic
David Thomson
Rotten

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

July 18, 2017
New Yorker
Bruce Diones
Fresh

The action scenes (particularly a battle between humans and apes on the Golden Gate Bridge) are in...

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Nigel Floyd
Fresh

Distinguishes itself from other ill-conceived reboots in general, and from Tim Burton's disastrous...

June 22, 2017
indieWire
Leonard Maltin
Fresh

If this film is remembered, it won't be for its storyline, which reverts to cliché a bit too often...

August 24, 2018
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Occasionally violent origin story is surprisingly good.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Rise of the Planet of the Apes is an origin story that's less sci-fi and more relationship drama, making it a surprisingly equal-opportunity choice for teens and parents. There's not much language, sexuality, or drinking, but the animal-human violence gets intense in the second half of the movie. Humans are afraid of the apes, so they shoot and poke them, and the threatened apes react defensively by smashing cars, throwing spears, pushing police officers off a bridge, and generally wreaking havoc on the Bay Area. There are a few pivotal death scenes for both species, but the movie's focus is less on the action and more on the nuanced question of how animals and humans can co-exist once there's no intelligence barrier.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Action, Drama
  • Release Date:August 5, 2011
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