Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Intense sequel is darker than first, with more weapons.

PG-13 2014 101 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 54 reviews

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age 15+

Nowhere near the original Apes.

Has wonderful moments, but an “f-bomb,” violence, and soon-to-be dated CGI brings it down. Also a half-remake of a better movie, “Battle for the Planet of the Apes.”
age 13+

huge step up from rise

a huge step up from rise, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is good but much darker than first, watching the beggining made me tear up. Does have some strong language including one f---ing, lots of violence including one epic battle seen with people getting shot, and crushed to death, with apes shown being shown getting shot, burnt and crushed to death. overall, it's too graphic and dark for tweens, but once they turn 13 they'll love it.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

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