Planet of the Apes (2001) Synopsis
Time-warped astronaut goes where apes rule and humans slave.
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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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Chicago Tribune

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

By Jonathan Foreman
The marvelous Burtonic gothic/nightmare production design -- scenery, weaponry, costumes, etc. constantly pleases the eye without ever...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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this was a waste of my time

By 16eparker
This movie sucks. I would rather trouh up my guts then watch it again. Everyone looked like a hairy michael jackson....

A great movie

This was a great remake of the 1968 movie. The movie is a must see and provides the right balance of excitement/drama and action. You definitely must watch this movie before watching Rise of the...