Planet of the Apes (1968)
Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall star in this legendary science fiction masterpiece. Astronaut Taylor (Heston) crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport.
© 1967 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Apjac Productions, Inc. Renewed 1995 by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
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Original Apes mixes smart sci-fi and fighting, sexy stuff.
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Fresh: A film rich with unforgettable imagery, killer lines and physical thrills.
- Andrew Collins, Empire Magazine, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: A sci-fi classic that still holds up today and far surpasses Tim Burton's remake.
- Beth Accomando, KPBS.org, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: It's all about the closing scene. Cool!
- Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
A classic sci-fi with the idea of apes becoming the superior race.
- shawnewing92, Thursday, September 1, 2011