Planet of the Apes

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Released 1968

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Director:
Franklin J. Schaffner
Released:
1968
Rating:
G
Three astronauts land on a mysterious planet which is ruled by intelligent apes and are taken prisoner. Soon, they find out they have travelled in a time warp to the Earth, but in its far future.

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  • 90

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Planet of the Apes is that rare film that will transcend all age and social groupings.

  • 88

    Slant Magazine Bill Weber

    Planet of the Apes became a blockbuster because it's cannily crafted, in part, as a ripping adventure yarn, director Franklin Schaffner staging a long desert trek for survival by T...

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Planet of the Apes is much better than I expected it to be. It is quickly paced, completely entertaining, and its philosophical pretensions don't get in the way. If you only condes...

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Classics, Cult