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

4K Amazing
★★★★★
I’ve seen the whole series, this is a great way to end it. Just amazing — Duck Dynasty 15

Almost
★★★★★
This movie was almost good, but it lacked some key elements that made it fail. Way too much of the budget went to Woody so it was slow and boring After the first hour. I was first admiring the 4K HDR on my Sony XBR-BEAST, but in the end I was just checking to see how much of the movie was left. 2 Stars. 🤦🏽‍♂️ — Axne2

a good movie
★★★★
🍏 — TeacherCang

absolute crud
★★★★
If these apes are so smart why do they have the tactical awareness of a bunch of drunken kittens? Truly stupid. Pointless ending. Honestly, I 2x forwarded through much of it. Really bad. — StoryDelver

Do not buy this movie
★★★★★
Enough of these movies. This one is really bad. — 00....00

Masterful!!!
★★★★★
First off, this film was incredible. The Visuals, acting, music, directing and cinematography, were done beautifully. Directed Matt Reeves gave the film a post-apocalyptic worn down tone, which added to Woody Harrolsons and Andy Serkis’ believable, pain filled performances. Steve Zhans “bad ape” provided much needed comic relief, while Nova’s speechless state was filled with emotion and understanding. Weta Digital’s groundbreaking CGI captured the emotion of the actors playing apes and made the film pull together seamlessly. There were funny parts, sweet parts, clever parts, definitely sad parts, and the movie as a whole played out beautifully. SPOILER ALERT But I will say this... For a majority of the film, the apes are just cooped up in the cages that the evil colonial put them in, and it felt a bit slow at times. I would have liked a little more time with Woody Harrolsons character to fully understand him. Especially when he caught the new version of the Simain Flu. But that’s all. Great Movie — I like Dino's

Amazing
★★★★★
One of the best movies I’ve ever seen — Ronaldo rules

Worst movie of all time
★★★★
Sucked — Conservative Democrat

Great
★★★★★
I came out of the theater impressed with the visuals and unimpressed with the story, but it has since grown on me. This movie is fantastic. — derek_5150

Must See!!!
★★★★★
Loved it, had great action and more. Best planet of the apes movie!!! — ri_meyellow

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