Planet of the Apes (2001)

Planet of the Apes (2001)

Planet of the Apes (2001)

Tim Burton's reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise starring Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth and Helena Bonham Carter.

After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson (Wahlberg) finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by the ruthless General Thade (Roth).

2001Rating: M, Medium level violence119 minsUSA
Science Fiction

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Planet of the Apes (2001) / Reviews

Village Voice

Village Voice

A campy, juiced-up ker-splat, busy with clumsy pyrotechnics and never nearing the vicinity of satire.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The movie can be both a gas and distant, a toy sealed in its unbreakable box.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A clumsy tea-party of over-acting and sub-Erich Von Daniken plot-lines.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Call it a letdown, worsened by the forces of shoddy screenwriting.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Ten years from now, it will be the 1968 version that people are still renting.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Tries awfully hard to be Spartacus From Space, but it's just not happening.

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BBC

BBC

A lightweight, slight movie which only looks savagely convincing.

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