Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes / Reviews

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

Then there’s what Dawn doesn’t do. Refreshingly, no city-wide destruction; no risk of the world’s end (ok, it already happened); and only one line about saving the human race. Who cares? After Dawn, the humans aren’t even that interesting any more.

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Variety

Variety

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

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

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Time Out

Time Out

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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

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