War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes

Following Rise and Dawn, this third film in the modern Planet of the Apes trilogy sees Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his kind at war with an army of humans - led by a ruthless man known as the Colonel (Woody Harrelson). Matt Reeves, director of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, returns to the helm as does screenwriter Mark Bomback.

2017Rating: M, Violence & content that may disturb140 minsUSA
ActionAdventureScience FictionWarBlockbuster
Director:
Matt Reeves ('Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', 'Cloverfield', 'Let Me In')
Writer:
Mark Bomback
Cast:
Andy SerkisWoody HarrelsonSteve ZahnJudy GreerKarin KonovalAmiah MillerTerry Notary

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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

flicks

Forget your usual blockbuster fare like cities getting flattened or aliens punching each other, the greatest special effect in War for the Planet of the Apes is a close-up of a chimp’s face. The collaboration between Andy Serkis and the digital artists that create Caesar is still miraculous, and watching him silently grapple with a decision is just as compelling as any super-powered slug-fest, if not more so.

4.0

Extreme Perfection

Love what they have achieved with these franchise movies..what a journey. This was so enjoyable I've watched this a few times. Excellent storyline

5.0

Stunning.

It's powerful, heartfelt and entertaining; concluding this master trilogy with top class.

4.0

A Sci-Fi masterpiece that tackles and delves into interesting new themes.

War for the Planet of the Apes is directed and written by Matt Reeves and stars Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson. This film concludes the trilogy created by the two acclaimed films that it follows. This film is able to both be an original war movie, whilst also blending themes and imagery that hasn't quite been seen often. It does this in a rather refreshing...

5.0

The CGI is practically perfect

Apart from some noticeable aspects with regards to physics, the CGI is amazing. Breathtaking. I find myself forgetting that these are actors. Instead I start to believe I am actually watching apes. Plot-wise, "War" is surprisingly more emotional than action-packed. The trailer had me expecting a massive scale human-ape conflict to occur, but that was not...

5.0

Ape-reciate this fine epic

I loved the first in this new trilogy, the second left me cold (aside from the impressive ape CGI), and now the third rocks up and scores a slam dunk. Both the director (Matt Reeves) and writer (Mark Bomback) of Dawn return and their input raises the bar again. Weta Digital’s ape CGI is next level, rendering Andy Serkis and his fellow performers every...

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

If you already find yourself on the side of the "Apes" enthusiasts ... then "War" will likely be a mind-blowing experience, upping the ante via both its bleeding-edge visual effects and the grim self-seriousness of Reeves' approach.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Artfully shot and mournfully scored, there's no denying the craft that's been poured into this, even if it's set to be one of the summer's more heavy-going blockbusters.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Apart from pulling off the unique trick of having us root for human extinction, War foregrounds a beautiful tension between the savage instinct for retribution and higher restraint -- ironically fought within the heart of an animal.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's an engrossing, forthright adventure.

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Surely Wellington's Weta will be collecting plenty of silver and goldware come early 2018. For they have delivered the 2017 blockbuster we've all been waiting for.

5.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A clever, well-acted summer blockbuster which is an involving cross between a classic Western revenge and a war movie, dropping somewhere between The Searchers, Platoon and Watership Down, if that can be imagined.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Almost as rare as winning the Triple Crown in horse racing is to make a film trilogy that clicks from beginning to end, but Fox has pretty much pulled it off with its refurbished Planet of the Apes trio.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

After the last film's ballistic finale, it would have been easy for Matt Reeves to sit back and hurl fur and fireballs at the screen for two hours... [but] War is a more subtle beast than its title implies.

4.0
Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

flicks

Forget your usual blockbuster fare like cities getting flattened or aliens punching each other, the greatest special effect in War for the Planet of the Apes is a close-up of a chimp’s face. The collaboration between Andy Serkis and the digital artists that create Caesar is still miraculous, and watching him silently grapple with a decision is just as compelling as any super-powered slug-fest, if not more so.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

If you already find yourself on the side of the "Apes" enthusiasts ... then "War" will likely be a mind-blowing experience, upping the ante via both its bleeding-edge visual effects and the grim self-seriousness of Reeves' approach.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Artfully shot and mournfully scored, there's no denying the craft that's been poured into this, even if it's set to be one of the summer's more heavy-going blockbusters.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Apart from pulling off the unique trick of having us root for human extinction, War foregrounds a beautiful tension between the savage instinct for retribution and higher restraint -- ironically fought within the heart of an animal.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's an engrossing, forthright adventure.

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Surely Wellington's Weta will be collecting plenty of silver and goldware come early 2018. For they have delivered the 2017 blockbuster we've all been waiting for.

5.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A clever, well-acted summer blockbuster which is an involving cross between a classic Western revenge and a war movie, dropping somewhere between The Searchers, Platoon and Watership Down, if that can be imagined.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Almost as rare as winning the Triple Crown in horse racing is to make a film trilogy that clicks from beginning to end, but Fox has pretty much pulled it off with its refurbished Planet of the Apes trio.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

After the last film's ballistic finale, it would have been easy for Matt Reeves to sit back and hurl fur and fireballs at the screen for two hours... [but] War is a more subtle beast than its title implies.

4.0

Extreme Perfection

Love what they have achieved with these franchise movies..what a journey. This was so enjoyable I've watched this a few times. Excellent storyline

5.0

Stunning.

It's powerful, heartfelt and entertaining; concluding this master trilogy with top class.

4.0

A Sci-Fi masterpiece that tackles and delves into interesting new themes.

War for the Planet of the Apes is directed and written by Matt Reeves and stars Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson. This film concludes the trilogy created by the two acclaimed films that it follows. This film is able to both be an original war movie, whilst also blending themes and imagery that hasn't quite been seen often. It does this in a rather...

5.0

The CGI is practically perfect

Apart from some noticeable aspects with regards to physics, the CGI is amazing. Breathtaking. I find myself forgetting that these are actors. Instead I start to believe I am actually watching apes. Plot-wise, "War" is surprisingly more emotional than action-packed. The trailer had me expecting a massive scale human-ape conflict to occur, but that was not...

5.0

Ape-reciate this fine epic

I loved the first in this new trilogy, the second left me cold (aside from the impressive ape CGI), and now the third rocks up and scores a slam dunk. Both the director (Matt Reeves) and writer (Mark Bomback) of Dawn return and their input raises the bar again. Weta Digital’s ape CGI is next level, rendering Andy Serkis and his fellow performers every...

4.0