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Andy Serkis
James Franco
Freida Pinto
John Lithgow
David Oyelowo
Brian Cox
Tom Felton
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Rupert Wyatt
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Rick Jaffa
Amanda Silver
Running Time
105 minutes

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
Oh, oobee doo, he wants to be like yoo-hoo-hoo


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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Plot
Will Rodman, researching a cure for Alzheimer’s, takes home a baby chimpanzee after its mother — supposedly a failed experiment — is destroyed. Caesar, the chimp, exhibits near-human intelligence, and comes to question his kind’s place on a human planet. Impounded after attacking a neighbour, Caesar meets other apes and foments rebellion.


Verdict
A worthy, exciting, emotional addition to the venerable monkey movie marathon. Apes will rise. Sequels are likely.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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