100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
The new Planet of the Apes is not a remake, and it's not a sequel. It is an amazing display of imagination.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
This century's Planet of the Apes is a rouser, a screaming-banshee fun house.
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88

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
The marvelous Burtonic gothic/nightmare production design -- scenery, weaponry, costumes, etc. constantly pleases the eye without ever distracting you from the plot.
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75

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
There's one reason to see Tim Burton's flawed, somewhat declawed but often amusing do-over of Planet of the Apes. The apes. What else?
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Offers a primal vision of the primate order turned topsy-turvy. It is provocative. It is frightening. It is a mess.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
As a story, Burton's Planet of the Apes is more of a comic-book creation than either of his "Batman" movies.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Are there surprises? A couple of big money ones, notably the ludicrous would-be jaw-dropper of a finale.
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It's too psychically flat and dramatically inert. Instead of reinvigorating a Hollywood classic, Burton only takes it to camp.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
With the exception of a battle scene with apes on all fours charging the humans, the film is monumentally silly.
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
My Homo sapiens brain was boggled by the movie's clumsiness, while my heart was chilled by the chance that otherwise mature members of my species might mistake this disjointed botch for summer entertainment.
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50 out of 100
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