Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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Released 2011

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Director:
Rupert Wyatt
Released:
2011
Rating:
PG-13

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a revolution; an action-packed epic featuring stunning visual effects and creatures unlike anything ever seen before. At the story's heart is Caesar (Andy Serkis), a chimpanzee who gains human-like intelligence and emotions from an experimental drug. Raised like a child by the drug's creator (James Franco), Caesar ultimately finds himself taken from the humans he loves and imprisoned. Seeking justice, Caesar assembles a simian army and escapes -- putting man and primate on a collision course that could change the planet forever.

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  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Smart, fun and thoroughly enjoyable, it's a model summer diversion that entertains without insulting your intelligence.

  • 70

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    It's good, canny-dumb fun.

  • 70

    Variety

    Thanks to stunning advances in performance capture technology, director Rupert Wyatt successfully ditches the cumbersome makeup appliances of past chapters, building the story arou...

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