Box art for Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Battle for the Planet of the Apes

action & adventure, drama, sci-fi & fantasy

Roddy McDowall returns as Caesar, the intelligent chimp who led an ape revolution against their human masters in the last installment, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.

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Top Critic Reviews


- Cole Smithey,, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Aside from Severn Darden, who relishes his lip-smacking heavy character, the cast seems disinterested; even series stalwart Roddy McDowall looks bored.

- Michael Scheinfeld, TV Guide's Movie Guide, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Virgil: Teacher only reverted to type under provocation. He... he spoke like a slavemaster in the old days of our servitude when we were conditioned to mechanical obedience. He, uh, he uttered a negative, uh, imperative. Caesar: Could you put that into words which even Caesar could understand? Virgil: Uh, he said, "No, Aldo, no!"

- DrZeek, Thursday, August 4, 2011

1 star

The seminal sci-fi classic spawned a series of increasingly duff sequels, and this is the last and worst. The script could've been written by a 14 year old boy; all ham-fisted analogies and running around with guns. Stupid and pointless.

- garyX, Thursday, November 23, 2006

2 stars

Battle was a real disappointment. I think the fact that it had been built up quite a lot within the series let it down. Roddy McDowall was always entertaining to watch though, worth seeing just for his performance.

- SirPant, Friday, September 18, 2009