Based on 888 votes and 221 reviews
great movie, loved it!!!!! please see, if you like the planet of the apes movie this shall not disappoint you
Good pre-quel, best CGI yet, the role the James Franco has is too small.
surprisingly good. Cgi apes allow so much humanity into the apes you really care for them
Great movie! Entertaining, good storyline, cast was great - really no complaints! Thought that the CGI was fantastic, and the fact that the movie had me acting emotional towards an 'ape' really demonstrates the successfulness of the director. A must-see!
Good reworking of the franchise.
Loved this movie. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised as I wasn't too sure I would actually like it.
Entertaining; kept my attention throughout the movie, i enjoyed it.
probably the best movie of the summer. they are really getting good with the cgi. andy serkis is the king of motion capture.
Really good - not only did my 10 year old love it my husband watched it twice with him. Two thumbs up for me. Good story line with how the whole medical/drug industry plays God etc... and the reprecutions of that.
A good rethinking.
I was not disappointed
nothing to write home about
Great movie, if you are a planet of the apes series fan then this is an amazing opportunity to discover how it all began. It is in my opinion one if not the best movie of the year!
Wayyyyy better than the first one!!! Just remake the first one and forget about Mark Wahlberg! Please make a second or a third!
I loved the originals and I just watched one again last night. This is way better than that crappy Mark Walberg one from a few years back. I really like how the story evolved, explaining with a believable pitch in how the whole ape thing got started. Really well done.
Saw it twice, my buddy saw it three times. Can't wait for the sequel! The film did well to capture the theme of the oppressed rising against the oppressor. I would agree that one down side of the movie was the fight on the bridge, while it was exciting to watch and showed the intelligence of the apes to be superior to that of the humans it could have been more realistic. Why didn't the helicopters see them? How did the apes not get shot down with all those guns blazing? Why didn't the apes use the guns if they were so smart? 5 stars for a captivating story.
Great stuff. My favorite part is, on the bridge the gorillas pushing the bus. The music is awesome.
Story was a little different than I expected which was a good thing. It is well worth going to see.
I was surprised after all the fantastic reviews at just how dull this movie was. I guess you love it or hate it. I thought it was predictable worthless junk and could not for the life of me get into the stupidity of it. I did try.
by far, the best of the year.
I think some people just like to rate movies badly for some sort of sport because this was an excellent movie. It used some real science to explain the accelerated evolution of the apes. Perhaps some people didn't understand it enough to enjoy it.
It was well done, loved the special effects and the story line.
terrible. As if they couldn't just nuke the bridge and kill all the apes right there. BOOOOOOOOOOOORING
Great plot! Apes are super cute!
Just watched the movie with my two sons 19 and 20 years of age ,we all agreed that the movie was well done and kept our interest throught out the lenght of the show
Poorly made adaptation from what used to be the original. Easy to see that if enough money is made. The story is heartbraking, yet make3s us remeber how lucky we are as ( humans). But odly enough , it also points out truth,we are not the smartest are we?
Good Plotline, amusing, had some heart in it. A good movie for Animal Lovers. Nothing like the '68 original, but still a really food film!
great movie, entertaing and i loved ceaser. if you love sci fi you'll love this!
I left after an hour. Not knowing Caesar's mom was pregnant was improbable. Keeping a smart chimp inside for the first three years of his life was improbable. The vet and the genetist being so naive was improbable.....
I read all the reviews then went and saw it. It is very good.From start to finish it is entertaining: you are not sure what is going to happen, exactly, throughout the whole show. The FX are better than complainers say.They include enough for those who have seen the previous ones to keep you in the know. Watch carfully for those. Watch into the end credits too. Lots of anxiety and suspense. Some moving moments too. What else would want from a movie. I thought it was great. See it.
This was the greates movie I have ever seen, I laughed, I cried. There were such intense moments of action that I was jumping out of my seat. The apes were so life like. The acting was superb...see this movie!
I don't understand how many of you actually liked this movie. It was slow to begin with and boring and it never build up from that. As other reviewers said if they really wanted to, they could of shot all the apes and end it there. WORST MOVIE OF THE YEAR SO FAR. Rating 1 star cause can't rate any less, don't waste your money
Bad FX, bad acting, laughable plot... c'mon don't insult us.
Best movie of the year!!! I loved that they actually developed the characters instead of just making it all action. It was so good I would pay to see it again. Definitely recommend this movie for adults or teenagers. There are some scary parts that a child may be scared of.
Who ever said this movie is good, excellent, awesome!!...is lying to you and has a lot of time on their hands to post such nonesense. Don't see this movie. This is the truth. Since you can leave a comment more than once, the review ratings on here are skewed--far from the truth.
Really??? Save your money. I was bored the whole way through. I didn't stay to watch the end of the movie. Either people are really big liars to say this movie was good or...well, delusional.
I really liked it!
I can tell by the reviews, which of you stayed for the end of the movie! It ends inside the closing titles. If you leave when the closing credits start...you miss the ending.... I imagine that the sequel will start with the return of the mars mission, and only apes are left on earth.... If you missed it, it's worth it to go back; and see it again!
If there were 10 stars thats whats I'd rate it. It was Fabulous!! I was entertained from beginning to end. There were a couple of parts I kind of didn't like, but knew it was for a reason. The scenes weren't that bad, as opposed to other movies because they followed a logical order. When it became apparent the reason those things happened, then the scenes redeemed themselves. Thanks a million for a Great movie, because some as other people have been saying, have been mediocre.
I like the movie very much now know how the plantt of the apes got started.
Great movie. It's strange how it's a prequel to a movie made so long ago. I don't know how anyone could make any more ape movie (because there's not much more ground to cover) but if said movie is ever made I look forward to watching it. P.S LOVED IT.
I thought it might end up being kind of stupid but it was really awesome! Great cinematography, they did a beautiful job making the apes. In a summer that's been a little thin on good movies this is a land mark.
Wow. I was impressed. I can't say it's believable but they did a damn good job. I was so curious how apes could rule the world as the military would wipe them out but now I see the side effect. Stay till the credits go up!
Amazing movie very good use of all elements and such very will written
Wow what movie... Loved it from start to finish. Great build up to rise of the apes. Can't wait to buy blu-ray!!!
Best movie in 2011!
Very good science fiction and very well written! James Franco might not have been my first pic for this, but he seemed to work in the roll okay. The real star is, of course, Caesar, amazingly portrayed by Andy Sirkis! This film could be considered a prequel to either POTA's movies! Suspenseful, scary, and thought provoking! I highly recommend it!
Brilliant! Dramatic and intense! Very good storyline and great acting. It was more like rise of the apes in San Francisco, but hopefully the sequels will expand. Can't wait for more!
Are you sure it was the movie and not you that's slow? Great pace, and set up for the TRILOGY