Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Animation, Thriller
Running Time:  105 min.
Release Date: August 5, 2011
DVD: December 13, 2011

Current rating: Rating: 4.31
based on 886 votes and 220 reviews
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Cast: James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, Andy Serkis


Will Rodman (James Franco), a scientist at Gen-Sys, is trying to find a cure for Alzheimer's. When a baby chimp at the lab is orphaned, he takes him home and raises him, but this single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other—and to the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES.

Director: Rupert Wyatt
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa
Screenplay: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
Official Site: ApesWillRise.com

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  • 4 stars "good movie with action and a look at what happens when a caged animal's intelligence is enhanced. you don't have to have watched the old planet of the apes movie to enjoy it."
  • 1 star "This movie is garbage, anyone who states otherwise is of the same simple minded demographic that justifies the production of such horrible modern films"
  • 5 stars "very enjoyable!!!"