War for the Planet of the Apes

Action & Adventure • PG-13 • Directed by: Matt Reeves • 141 minutes

Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson). But after the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and resolves to avenge his kind, pitting him against the Colonel in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species...and the future of the planet.

Viewer reviews

Boring
★★★★★
this has a plot that is so linear that it is predictable from minute 1 it is also NOTHING new... it feels like .. hey lets take this old war movie and put apes in :( — DaijDjan

👎🏻
★★★★
Too bored and long — Денис165

Mark Wahlberg not at the end
★★★★
This was a solid movie, worthy of a 4 star rating. It would have been a 5-Star rating had the movie cut to a future scene where a rogue space ship lands in Washington DC and is overrun by apes. Then it wod have cleanly tied the remake to the 2001 film. — B-Dre

BBBBBBBoooorrrriiiiiinnnngggggg!!!!!!
★★★★
This movie was boring and difficult to follow. The characters were hard to follow as well. — #the truth hurts

Ok
★★★★★
Movie plot way messy. Long drawn out. 3 stars. Loved 1 and 2. — Slytechs inc

WOW
★★★★★
Incredible. This series is astounding and completely underrated. — Tmunny11

Blown away
★★★★★
Depth, beauty, darkness, struggle. Stunning film. — TROPICALWIFI

Epically mediocre
★★★★★
The second movie is more of a "WAR." The trailers, posters and build up of this movie touts a battle that never comes. The apes are captured easily and spend most of the movie trying to excape from the jail in scenes VERY reminiscent of the other two movies. So riminiscent in fact, it just feels warmed over and already done. The apes excaped from places worse than this before. The final battle doesn't even involve the apes, rather the humans battle each other in a CGI BS fest. I was dissapointed in this movie. The second Ape movie was 1000 better in my opinion. The scene pictured above with 1000s of apes being led to battle never happens. Not a fan. Sorry. — Ronin Sherpa

Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh!
★★★★★
I Wanna see it so bad! I already watched the trailers — kipsy2413

Absolutely Amazing!
★★★★★
Great ending to a great series! — NotALegend

Loved this movie
★★★★★
Really good movie recommend it — Cuttie1055

Incredible
★★★★★
Good movie — Žužu

Some People
★★★★★
For the people who said they walked out of the theatre. You guys are so dumb. — Denster_app_luver

Forever Cesar.
★★★★★
We will miss you Cesar, your ideals, thoughts, visions, words... only you’re the parcial one. Please without Cesar we won’t movies for this serie. It was perfect, but is it hard for me without him. — RedeAdventures

Caesar the Ape 😔❤️
★★★★
I have watched all 3 of the Planet of the ape movies since 2011 ❤️ here it goes.... this was my least favorite.. why did you kill off Caesar and Blue eyes?!!!! WHO THE HELL NOW WILL TAKE OVER CAESARS PLACE?!!! It’s only been 6 years since Caesar came about and you want to kill him and his son off? The planet of the apes has been around since 1968.... Caesar was just getting started... and then you kill Blue Eyes off... he is so adorable... 😭😭😭😭😭😭 all 3 of these movies were really good but the first one was my favorite... because of the friendly relationship between man and ape 🙂❤️ (I’m a woman by the way) 😊 and why not have the little girl talk in this one? She could’ve became better friends with caesar... and there should’ve been more romance between Caesar and his wife... ❤️ in these.... now regardless Caesar has another son that can take over... Caesar died way to quickley.... please someone continue the planet of the apes movies!! And make Caesar’s youngest son a leader!!! or bring Caesar or Blue Eyes!! 🔫🦍❤️ — Crazyhyperperson

Terrible
★★★★★
Terrible just terrible — A.k.A moon killer

Really
★★★★★
Great effects, story was ridiculous and predictable. Boring and a silly ex-machina ending. — gloukus

Excelente historia!
★★★★★
Es grato encontrar una película que considera los detalles de la trama y le da sentido, inclusive a la trama original que está por cumplir 50 años. TOTALMENTE recomendada. — Barcelona de Guayaquil

Perfection
★★★★★
Just can't this movie was the perfect journey — Retro nerd

One of the worst movies of the year
★★★★
War, really, war? There is no war, this movie is a slow burner trying to make you relate to the apes and their struggle to survive a war that you never get to see. If they wouldn't have marketed this movie as an action war movie (which is should have been given the set up of the last two movies and how great they were) I might be Ok with it. But when a movie's trailers all point to this great finale war movie and what you get is a slow, dialog ridden, attempt-at-tear-jerking movie then it's a HUGE let down. I've never been so disapointed in a trillogy conclusion in a long time, maybe ever considering how much I enjoyed the first two movies in this series. I do not recommend seeing this at all. — rattlhed

Very good movie
★★★★★
music, casting, photography, everything outstanding — Rezapingotaurio

Did Cesar write this movie?
★★★★
One of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. — Bobbyvv222

incredible story & acting
★★★★★
thanx for a nice evening spent at the movies — Knew & Used

War for the Planet of the Apes
★★★★
Seriously, one of the worst movies I have ever seen. My wife and I could hardly get through it. — illjim

Enough is Enough..!
★★★★
I’ve always had the school of thought that when you start something, you should finish! Especially with movies. This is the first movie I have ever walked out of! — RD4JD

INCREDIBLE!!
★★★★★
The best one of the Planet of the Apes reboot franchise! — 2001Tiger

Disappointing
★★★★
Had big expectations after reading the good reviews but then got terribly disappointed. Terribly boring movie with stupid slow dialogues. Save your time an money. — cube12374

Slow.......
★★★★★
Great special Affects and decent story but it drags out and overall is very boring. Tons of glorified emotional dialogue. — DucatiMechanica

Love, love, love
★★★★★
I was so anxious to see this movie, and the wait was something I was not disappointed at all. Full of action from beginning to end. The movie is worth the five stars I gave it, hands down. I just didn’t like that Caesar died. Now to see who will take over now that he is gone. — angelofmyeyes

Disappointing
★★★★★
Plodding, tedious, mediocre dialogue and narrative. The first two films were much better. — James9791

Meh
★★★★★
This movie was a disappointment in so many ways. The action was limited, the story claustrapobic (too much time in internment camp), and the attempt to put so much "humanity" into Caeser ... a failture and letdown. Should have rented it. — SeattleMoose

Slow slow slow
★★★★
I must have gotten a completely different movie than everyone else giving it rave reviews. This movie is slow, and painfully boring. — Total scam

Dope!
★★★★★
What a well done movie — BennyBoyNYC

Meh
★★★★★
THis is good movie if you are like 9 years old, but then its too violent. Some of its ok, didnt like the whole movie was based on CGI apes. — Myra K.

Phenomenal.
★★★★★
Love all three films. The second is my favorite. But this has the best balance of action, heart and intrigue. Truly remarkable. — devo96

Just wow
★★★★★
I can’t explain the emotions this movie brought me, it is amazing. Delivers on all points and even helps contribute to the legacy of the original Apes movies. — SRT-TV

Boring
★★★★★
With the ratings (93% Rotten Tomatoes!?), I had high expectations. I was half way through and felt "when" is this going to pick up. Alas, it really never did. Silly, simple, predictable story line. It feels we all got a bit hoodwinked by this somehow with the ratings. Slow, boring and just not that good. — WeighingIn

SO BORING!!
★★★★
I can't believe that was it. I have always loved this movie and had wished as a kid that there could be a planet of the apes. I was greatly disappointed and was hoping for a lot more action. Just disappointed to be honest.. — Would have been a fan

Great Conclusion to Series
★★★★
I have to start this review off with a warning- know what you are getting in to. If you go into this film expecting an intense action piece, you are going to be let down and have probably not followed the trajectory of these movies very closely. Continuing to build on the themes developed in Dawn, War for the Planet of the Apes exists more in the quiet moments and exchanges between characters rather than explosions. What Matt Reeves, cast and crew have accomplished here is something perhaps more akin to the spirit of the original films- a mediation that mirrors aspects of modern society. It’s certainly not without faults- the third act runs a bit longer than needed and repeats a few too many beats- but it remains a great movie worth the effort. — sketchesofmadness

Beautiful
★★★★★
Interesting characters, well-developed engaging plot, and satisfying ending. Emotionally powerful and my favorite of the three films. — glory1882

Wow bad Cmon!!
★★★★★
Slow and boring. Theres no war between apes and ppl to save there planet. DID NOT LIKE — Delliott94

Racist
★★★★★
Good if you can ignore the blatant racism — Inc

What War? (SPOILERS!)
★★★★★
It started out fine, but after Ceaser wanted revenge...it went down hill. With a title called WAR for the Planet of the Apes I thought there would be a WAR where Ceaser finally saw what it would take to keep his people safe. Insead we got a slow paced movie that only answered about one thing...why can't Humans talk anymore. What we got was more of Ceaser not really doing much of anything and Humans killing Humans becase of Human things. The premise started out great but just turned into a slow paced pile where Apes don't do anything. — N7 Jedi

great movie
★★★★★
great movie. the temporary buy only option that iTunes occasionally employs almost always reuslts in me watching the movie on another platform and never buying or renting said movie from iTunes, but that's apple's f*cked up issue. great movie. — Goldsphinix

AMAZING !!! MUST SEE !!!
★★★★★
One of my favorite movies of all time . I even teared up a couple of times because the director was so good at imersing the viewer into the story . No better ending to the this movie series could have been done . et tu Caesar because he was betrayed by so many apes that he had nothing but love for . Fighting his own demons and trying to keep all of his followers alive . Even the ones that betrayed him . EPIC MOVIE !!! WELL DONE to every one involved . — Yeti8me69

YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED !!!!
★★★★★
One of the greatest films I’ve ever seen — Music is medicine

The Monkeys Look Real
★★★★★
Visually stunning— you’ll go ape ship over the graphics. For a forest full of digital monkeys some parts are actually quite moving and quite hilarious. Two opposable thumbs up, very entertaining. — Blingshot22

WAR is Bad
★★★★
Woody Harrelson acting with his usual flair, and the few moments of superb action, were not enough to save this movie. The movie tugs along slowly and painfully, for over two hours. The movie is filled with crony sentimentality, and its attempts at humor, thankfully infrequently, have largely failed. I, as a fan of the Plant of the Apes series, was disappointed. — ATMMD

Not a fan
★★★★★
They can do better 🙂😕 — Aydin 🙃

The Apes Have Won
★★★★★
War for the Planet Of Apes, brings a fitting close to one of the best trilogies of this century. — Patri0t1776