Planet of the Apes

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Remake has intense peril, lots of violence and death.

PG-13 2001 119 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 14 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 11+

I enjoyed it More than my kids did

My kids were unsettled by the threatening images of aggressive Apes but they stayed invested and enjoyed the movie. I would’ve rated higher but my kids felt the ending was disappointing. I enjoyed the movie more than my kids did because I knew the context of the previous versions in this franchise whereas they were unaware of the significance that the (Ape) franchise has in the science fiction/fantasy genre.
age 11+

A fun ride.

Not as amazing as the original, but a fun ride, and more enjoyable than the gritty “modern” reboots.

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