Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Set ten years on from the excellent Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Caesar (Andy Serkis) attempts to maintain control within a growing clan of intelligent apes. Caesar's group is also under threat from a group of humans living in a San Francisco - survivors of the Simian virus.

A fragile peace is short-lived as both sides are brought to the brink of war, driven by violent elements within the ranks of each species. Helmed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In), starring Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman and Keri Russell.

2014Rating: M, Violence and infrequent coarse language130 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

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This vivid, violent extension of humanoid ape Caesar’s troubled quest for independence bests its predecessor in nearly every technical and conceptual department.

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Total Film

Total Film

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Powered by the simmering, expertly sustained tension both between and within the two species.

4.0
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Time Out

Time Out

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It may lack its predecessor’s lofty ambitions, but once the bullets, spears and hairy fists start flying you’ll be too wrapped up to care.

4.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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This sequel delivers on its promise and leaves us wanting more – which we'll almost certainly get.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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In the annals of sequels, Dawn is to Rise of the Planet of the Apes what The Empire Strikes Back was to Star Wars — it’s that much better.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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A superbly mounted, powerfully performed, if slightly underfed Apes sequel.

4.0
0

Enjoyed the film overall, though most of the film was very believable and 'realistic' there were some parts that I couldn't take seriously. I would definitely recommend this if you enjoyed the previous film

4.0
0

If you liked the first one or like good movies in general.... go watch it...

5.0
0

Absolutely superb. A summer blockbuster that's dark not just for the sake of it but because the story requires it. A thinking man's blockbuster with a great story and a stellar performance behind a digital mask by the outsanding Andy "Gollum" Serkis which is Oscar worthy.

4.0
0

The previous movie, caesar was set free to live in the forest with his kind....then he was wearing blue jeans. This time around he has adapted to his natural environment and thrown off the cloak of human civilisation, He is still the leader, has a teenage son with a new addition to the family about to take place. Gorgeous forest scenes, so green and...

4.0
0

A++++ Movie here. Really enjoyed this movie. Well worth watching the first sequel before watching this one!! Hubby & I thought it was awesome. Would go see it again. Keep us both on the edge of our seats. ;)

5.0
0

watched in 3D.and woundered what all the fuss was about.slack story line.typical american blah.all the glasses did was to block out any real colour.not a scap on the original.would have been more thrilled watching paint dry.

2.0
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The story is nothing new,dare I say,goes nowhere.It is a very predictable movie.Family values,trust with good and bad in humans and the apes.The music fits in nicely which helps it along. The CGI are outstanding and cannot be faulted.It is worth seeing for these alone.

4.0
0

Delivered on all fronts, amazing effects and character development (apes). great action to cap to off.

4.0
0

Okay so either I am missing something or I'm just the wrong demographic. I found this to be a snore from the get-go. The music is schmaltzy, the acting is reminiscent of a tv show ( and indeed many of these people are tv actors) Gary Oldman, their big star draw card, has a relatively small part ,but even then does not deserve the massive payday he got, and...

2.0
0

Surpasses Rise by quite some way. Epic scale, amazing special effects, awesome acting. Weta are truly masters of CGI. The detail is insane. Not once did I think to myself, I'm watching "fake apes" here, they all just seemed so lifelike! If you enjoyed Rise, you'll love Dawn. Go see it!

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

This vivid, violent extension of humanoid ape Caesar’s troubled quest for independence bests its predecessor in nearly every technical and conceptual department.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Powered by the simmering, expertly sustained tension both between and within the two species.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

It may lack its predecessor’s lofty ambitions, but once the bullets, spears and hairy fists start flying you’ll be too wrapped up to care.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This sequel delivers on its promise and leaves us wanting more – which we'll almost certainly get.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

In the annals of sequels, Dawn is to Rise of the Planet of the Apes what The Empire Strikes Back was to Star Wars — it’s that much better.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A superbly mounted, powerfully performed, if slightly underfed Apes sequel.

4.0
0

Enjoyed the film overall, though most of the film was very believable and 'realistic' there were some parts that I couldn't take seriously. I would definitely recommend this if you enjoyed the previous film

4.0
0

If you liked the first one or like good movies in general.... go watch it...

5.0
0

Absolutely superb. A summer blockbuster that's dark not just for the sake of it but because the story requires it. A thinking man's blockbuster with a great story and a stellar performance behind a digital mask by the outsanding Andy "Gollum" Serkis which is Oscar worthy.

4.0
0

The previous movie, caesar was set free to live in the forest with his kind....then he was wearing blue jeans. This time around he has adapted to his natural environment and thrown off the cloak of human civilisation, He is still the leader, has a teenage son with a new addition to the family about to take place. Gorgeous forest scenes, so green and...

4.0
0

A++++ Movie here. Really enjoyed this movie. Well worth watching the first sequel before watching this one!! Hubby & I thought it was awesome. Would go see it again. Keep us both on the edge of our seats. ;)

5.0
0

watched in 3D.and woundered what all the fuss was about.slack story line.typical american blah.all the glasses did was to block out any real colour.not a scap on the original.would have been more thrilled watching paint dry.

2.0
0

The story is nothing new,dare I say,goes nowhere.It is a very predictable movie.Family values,trust with good and bad in humans and the apes.The music fits in nicely which helps it along. The CGI are outstanding and cannot be faulted.It is worth seeing for these alone.

4.0
0

Delivered on all fronts, amazing effects and character development (apes). great action to cap to off.

4.0
0

Okay so either I am missing something or I'm just the wrong demographic. I found this to be a snore from the get-go. The music is schmaltzy, the acting is reminiscent of a tv show ( and indeed many of these people are tv actors) Gary Oldman, their big star draw card, has a relatively small part ,but even then does not deserve the massive payday he got,...

2.0
0

Surpasses Rise by quite some way. Epic scale, amazing special effects, awesome acting. Weta are truly masters of CGI. The detail is insane. Not once did I think to myself, I'm watching "fake apes" here, they all just seemed so lifelike! If you enjoyed Rise, you'll love Dawn. Go see it!

4.0
0