Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson). After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brin… MORE
Release date: July 14, 2017 (USA)
Director: Matt Reeves
Budget: 150 million USD
Film series: Planet of the Apes reboot series
Production companies: Chernin Entertainment, TSG Entertainment
Critic reviews
This entry in the series, directed by Matt Reeves, is the grimmest episode so far, and also the strongest, a superb example of clear thinking wedded to inventive technique in popular filmmaking. Full review
A. O. Scott
The NYTimes
Apes together strong. And, thanks to an evocative story and the most realistic anthropoids you’ll find outside a zoo, this third Apes is the strongest yet. Full review
James Dyer
Empire
This improbably magnificent film and Michael Giacchino’s majestic score are a perfect match. The apes are the good guys here, but the humans who made the movie do our species proud. Full review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Director Matt Reeves follows the excellent Dawn of the Planet of the Apes with this even more complex, darker, smarter sequel, which seems destined to resonate longer than a typical popcorn movie. Full review

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