Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

The penultimate entry in producer Arthur P. Jacobs's Planet of the Apes series is set in a a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery.

Caesar (McDowall), the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.

1972Rating: M, Violence88 minsUSA,
DramaMusic
Director:
J. Lee Thompson ('The Guns of Navarone', 'Battle for the Planet of the Apes', 'Cape Fear')
Writer:
Paul Dehn
Cast:
Roddy McDowallDon MurrayRicardo MontalbanHari RhodesSevern DardenLou WagnerNatalie TrundyJohn Randolph

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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes / Reviews

Variety

Variety

The Planet of the Apes series takes an angry turn in the fourth entry.

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Time Out

Time Out

Dismally lurid stuff, ham-fistedly directed and low on credibility.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

J. Lee Thompson's direction furiously propels the action in a compact chromium-and-glass setting - and wait till you see that last battle royal.

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BBC

BBC

If you are ready to thrill to the fall of civilisation (for the third time in this series), then there are worse ways to spend an afternoon. Just don't expect much humour.

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