Critics Consensus

Critics Consensus: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is Certified Fresh

Plus, Boyhood is Certified Fresh as well.

by | July 10, 2014 | Comments

This week at the movies, we’ve got just one wide release: the hotly-anticipated Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, starring Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman and Keri Russell. What do the critics have to say?



Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

91%

Released in 2011, Rise of the Planet of the Apes showed that there was still life in the venerable Apes franchise. It looks like that was no fluke; the critics say Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is everything a sequel should be: visually striking, emotionally resonant, and intellectually weighty. In the decade since the rise of intelligent primates, humans and apes have lived separately, maintaining an uneasy peace. But when a group of people find an energy source in ape territory, the stage is set for an epic battle to determine which race will triumph. The pundits say the Certified Fresh Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is the rare part two that deepens and expands upon its predecessor, and much of the credit must go to Andy Serkis, whose motion captured performance as ape leader Caesar is a remarkable feat of physicality. (Check out this week’s 24 Frames for a gallery of great movie apes, as well as our video interviews with the stars.)

Also opening this week in limited release:

Tag Cloud

dceu Showtime vampires Podcast YouTube Red cinemax VICE FX Super Bowl festivals Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Marathons Christmas WarnerMedia Horror TLC National Geographic SundanceTV FOX HBO Spike TCA dramedy sports TV Land CNN Kids & Family Interview AMC Musicals The Witch Chernobyl Musical unscripted BBC Pet Sematary Epix IFC Mudbound BBC America Rocketman Emmys Mystery TNT A&E Binge Guide Creative Arts Emmys Mindy Kaling Ghostbusters El Rey Paramount Network zero dark thirty Box Office Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Extras Pixar DC streaming service BET TIFF zombie TBS 2017 Disney streaming service Rocky justice league Cartoon Network TV TCM Captain marvel Disney Channel ratings Comics on TV streaming Pride Month E! Fox News Trivia Photos Shudder Cannes crime drama transformers Character Guide docudrama 2018 adventure singing competition Polls and Games New York Comic Con Rom-Com Sci-Fi Video Games theme song Summer YA Spring TV Martial Arts Year in Review Walt Disney Pictures Pirates hist Winter TV movies PBS thriller Freeform Lionsgate Crackle 45 crime thriller talk show cats robots ABC crime 21st Century Fox medical drama mutant game show Ovation Tomatazos Sneak Peek Cosplay Food Network Heroines PaleyFest CBS Spectrum Originals MSNBC Grammys MTV Comic Book Reality Competition Oscars YouTube Premium travel spy thriller anthology Quiz Toys Ellie Kemper GIFs VH1 blaxploitation Tumblr Columbia Pictures Biopics Infographic Paramount teaser Superheroes romance social media Syfy Amazon aliens Netflix jamie lee curtis tv talk cars Film History CW Seed Reality Britbox zombies Schedule 24 frames Hulu miniseries RT History green book crossover Valentine's Day Adult Swim First Look ghosts Amazon Prime ABC Family Family Song of Ice and Fire sitcom CBS All Access mockumentary Red Carpet 007 NBC Women's History Month USA Star Wars natural history Western Sony Pictures comiccon Best and Worst elevated horror Countdown finale Certified Fresh composers Masterpiece Warner Bros. DGA 2019 Election biography Trophy Talk Comedy CMT Esquire Anna Paquin MCU DirecTV Acorn TV Nominations Brie Larson Awards Universal Disney President Lucasfilm Pop ESPN ITV book toy story Rock Star Trek Stephen King The Arrangement Black Mirror Music revenge nature Premiere Dates 2015 DC Comics Bravo casting politics Nat Geo Sundance Now war psychological thriller Vudu Action series quibi anime Amazon Prime Video DC Universe LGBTQ American Society of Cinematographers cooking spider-man Thanksgiving APB binge 2016 diversity period drama Opinion sequel Nickelodeon San Diego Comic-Con space Fall TV GoT Drama See It Skip It television Set visit Dark Horse Comics kids discovery Fantasy FXX Comedy Central police drama LGBT dc Apple HBO Max Mary Tyler Moore Starz children's TV richard e. Grant RT21 comic Film Festival serial killer SXSW Country Animation what to watch Holidays doctor who historical drama GLAAD IFC Films spinoff adaptation Writers Guild of America cops E3 Trailer Sundance Mary Poppins Returns Elton John The CW SDCC Teen psycho Emmy Nominations boxoffice X-Men Marvel Logo science fiction cults NYCC TCA 2017 Calendar award winner USA Network dragons Tarantino witnail harry potter based on movie facebook WGN strong female leads true crime supernatural Superheroe Watching Series golden globes animated TruTV OWN Shondaland disaster Awards Tour technology political drama Lifetime Mary poppins Winners 20th Century Fox