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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Reviews

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July 16, 2020
[Andy Serkis] has become the Roddy McDowall of Planet of the Apes franchise, delivering the emotion and heart that makes Caesar come to life just like his predecessor did as Cornelius.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 7, 2020
Epic and bold, it, in true Apes fashion, aims to examine the animal in man by looking at the more human side of the animals.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 29, 2020
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes carries on the strong story begun in Rise and improves on it.
March 26, 2020
It was competently made... for the most part.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
November 20, 2019
The result is a powerful, well-structured yet slightly biased sequel that further justifies the Planet of the Apes reboot or at least the origins of the franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 30, 2019
There are enough impressive elements to power through its basic tendencies, due mostly to the riveting special effects and primate storylines, and yet another aggressively engaging presence from Andy Serkis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 6, 2019
The most important thing is this: although these Apes have ditched some of the trippier elements, they have retained the social awareness and have infused summer spectacle with humanistic moralizing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 2, 2019
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the tonic that proves brilliant, deep films can be made by a Hollywood major.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 5, 2019
In a world where simple black and white morality is popular, there are few Hollywood films, especially with this large a budget, that could ever tackle such complex thematic material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2019
The special effects... still felt really real and lush and natural.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
June 14, 2019
The first half is dull and predictable, but Dawn just about earns its stars with a flurry of shocks and showdowns in the second half.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 28, 2019
Though it juggles multiple characters struggling with inner conflicts inside of a larger external conflict, the film never feels unstable, confusing, or lopsided.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
March 5, 2019
It apes it in terms of engaging and emotional entertainment courtesy of a tight script, jaw-dropping visuals and superb performances, most especially from Andy Serkis.
January 31, 2019
Engulfs you in its world from the opening frame, seamlessly using CGI to create one of the most impressive visual experiences of recent memory.
January 31, 2019
It's a steady, solid film that gets the job done. If you can ride out the slow, action-deprived stretches, you might come away with similar opinions.
January 11, 2019
As post-apocalyptic parables go, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is good. As a remake of Battle For The Planet Of The Apes it's great -- and will be heartwarming to most Apes fans of yore.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 30, 2018
First-class visual effects aside, these CGI simians offered a startling look at the complex ideologies of waging war.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 11, 2018
Instead of being restricted to the confines of being just another franchise potboiler, those hairy primates elevate Dawn to the type of storytelling that transcends genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 1, 2018
It takes the concepts of the first film and builds upon it, creating a grander story not just in scale but also in execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
October 31, 2018
It does what the very best sci-fi should do by leaving the audience wondering, "What would I do?" and (perhaps more importantly for the studio's bottom line), "What happens next?"
Full Review | Original Score: A
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