New Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Received Mostly Positive Reviews From Major Critics

New Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Received Mostly Positive Reviews From Major Critics

20th Century FOX released their new Sci-Fi/thriller flick, “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” into theaters today, July 11th, and the top,major critics have turned in their reviews. It turns out that the movie found a lot of favor with most of them as it scored and overall 79 score out of a possible 100 across 41 reviews over at

The movie stars: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo, and Judy Greer. We’ve posted blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.

Joe Neumaier from the New York Daily News, gave it a perfect 100 score, saying: “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is awe-inspiring.” Todd McCarthy over at The Hollywood Reporter also gave it a perfect 100 grade! He stated: “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes manages to do at least three things exceptionally well that are hard enough to pull off individually: Maintain a simmering level of tension without let-up for two hours, seriously improve on a very good first entry in a franchise and produce a powerful humanistic statement using a significantly simian cast of characters.”

Guy Lodge from Variety, gave it another perfect 100 score too! He said: “An altogether smashing sequel to 2011?s better-than-expected “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” this vivid, violent extension of humanoid ape Caesar’s troubled quest for independence bests its predecessor in nearly every technical and conceptual department.”

A.O. Scott from The New York Times, gave it an awesome 90 score, saying: “Dawn” is more than a bunch of occasionally thrilling action sequences, emotional gut punches and throwaway jokes arranged in predictable sequence. It is technically impressive and viscerally exciting, for sure, but it also gives you a lot to think, and even to care, about.”

Matt Zoller Seitz from, gave it an 88, stating: “Loud, smart and ferociously committed to its premise, and it leaves an intriguingly bitter aftertaste.”

Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it an 88 grade. He stated: “This is an “Apes” for the ages.” Claudia Puig over at USA Today, gave it another 88 score. She said: “It’s a provocative sci-fi action film with dynamite special effects, a powerful humanistic theme with echoes of real-life social conflicts, and a truly wondrous performance by Serkis.”

Kyle Smith over at the New York Post, gave it an 88, saying: “For two hours of breathless drama, you forget you’re watching actors grunting like chimps and hope two rival civilizations can work together.”

Chris Nashawaty at Entertainment Weekly, gave it an 83 score, saying: “A sequel that easily tops its 2011 predecessor.” Ty Burr at the Boston Globe, gave it a 75 grade, stating: “Visually, this movie is big, bold, often awe-inspiring.”

Michael Phillips over at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a solid 75 grade. He stated: “Whatever audiences think of it, I’d say the latest “Apes” picture is just that: a solid success, sharing many of its predecessor’s swift, exciting storytelling and motion-capture technology virtues.”

Peter Travers over at Rolling Stone, gave it a 75 score. He said: “Dawn is dynamite entertainment, especially in the rousing first hour.” Kenneth Turan over at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 70 score, saying: “Dawn’s” vision of masses of intelligent apes swarming the screen as masters of all they survey is even more impressive than it was the last time around and reason enough to see the film all by itself.”

Finally, Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a poor 50 grade. He stated: “If you see the movie, notice how the ending is no ending, and the fact that it even feels like one is entirely a function of Michael Giacchino’s musical score.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite TV show stuff, and more by Clicking Here.

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