Escape from the Planet of the Apes

Escape from the Planet of the Apes

Escape from the Planet of the Apes

The third of five films in the original Planet of the Apes series produced by Arthur P. Jacobs. Screenplay by Paul Dehn (Goldfinger).

The world is shocked by the appearance of two talking chimpanzees who arrive mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society, but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.

1971Rating: PG98 minsUSA
ActionScience Fiction
Director:
Don Taylor ('Damien: Omen II', 'The Final Countdown', 'The Island of Dr. Moreau')
Writer:
Paul Dehn
Cast:
Roddy McDowallKim HunterBradford DillmanNatalie TrundyEric BraedenWilliam WindomSal MineoAlbert Salmi

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Escape from the Planet of the Apes / Reviews

TV Guide

TV Guide

Former actor Don Taylor directs smoothly and efficiently and elicits fine performances from the cast.

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Time Out

Time Out

It's a long way down from even the second in the series.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

One of the better new movies in town, and better in a genre - science-fiction - that at the crucial middle level where the history of movies is made, if not written, has recently been not so much bad as invisible.

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Collider

Escape from the Planet of the Apes is a dramatically different film in all the best ways. It’s intentionally comic, heartwarming, and empathetic while still remaining true to the thoughtfulness and ultimately darkness of the previous two movies.

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