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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

PG Released Jun 30, 1972 1h 26m Sci-Fi Action List
52% Tomatometer 23 Reviews 46% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings
In this third sequel to "Planet of the Apes," the apes turn the tables on the human Earth population when they lead a revolt against their cruel masters in the distant year of 1990. By doing this it creates the time loop that leads to the first film. "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes" is cinematically etched in broad, brash strokes slashing social satire and science fiction suspense with large-scale spectacle. Read More Read Less
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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes is as angry and relevant as any of its predecessors, but budget constraints and a stale script rob this revolution of the scope it requires.

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Variety The Planet of the Apes series takes an angry turn in the fourth entry. Jun 4, 2007 Full Review Time Out Dismally lurid stuff, ham-fistedly directed and low on credibility. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Howard Thompson New York Times J. Lee Thompson's direction furiously propels the action in a compact chromium-and-glass setting -- and wait till you see that last battle royal. Rated: 3/5 May 10, 2005 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com …even for a dystopian fantasy, Conquest of the Planets of the Apes is bleak, uncompromising stuff… Rated: 3/5 Sep 18, 2022 Full Review Dick Lochte Los Angeles Free Press I'm tempted to comment that reports of the Hollywood film's death have been exaggerated. It is alive and well and flourishing on the Planet of the Apes. Jan 7, 2020 Full Review Zaki Hasan Zaki's Corner The darkest and most violent chapter in a series that had fairly distinguished itself already with its dark subject matter and disturbing imagery. Oct 31, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member This movie could’ve been a lot better, the exciting ending to the previous movie wasn’t justified in this movie as much or at all. I still think this movie isn’t bad, but it had a lot more potential than what it was given. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 06/22/24 Full Review Gnm 5 What can I say, I’m a boomer and like the movies I remember my dad taking me to. It’s locked in w those “fond” memories. I haven’t seen the 2nd and 3rd films in awhile, but I just watched the first and this 1 again. The first 1 was the best I think. The concept was new, the acting was good, and the extras really looked great! I thought the story line was interesting and makeup was great. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/12/24 Full Review Robson C Cesar, o filho de Cornelius e Zira, sobrevive e cresce no circo de Armando onde foi deixado pela sua mãe. Nesse interím, todos os cães e gatos do mundo foram mortos por uma praga e os humanos passaram a adotar como animais de estimação macacos. Como eles eram mais inteligentes que os seus antigos pets, eles passaram a ser treinados para trabalharem como trabalhadores braçais e, depois, como escravos. Isso revolta Cesar que decide iniciar uma revolução. É duro ver o Roddy McDowall tentar alguma dignidade para o seu Cesar em um filme tão ruim. Para uma proposta tão grandiosa como a revolta dos macacos contra a humanidade pelos maus tratos e a paranóia causada pela vinda de Cornelius e Zira, o orçamento baixo é risível. O roteiro é péssimo e os atores são, na sua maioria, canastrões. É começo da pá de cal nesta primeira sequência de filmes da franquia. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 04/14/24 Full Review Pedro Henrique C This achievement is a total joke, I know the film is from the 70s and has a terrible script. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/29/24 Full Review Joshua H I don't really know what to make of this, there's a lot that works especially on the way it tackles slavery in an effective way but throughout the entire movie I was just meh like none of it's bad but none of it's great. I didn't really get to know the new lead Caesar that well which doesn't help. So yeah it's fine I guess just doesn't leave clamouring for more. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/24 Full Review Alec B It certainly had a lot of potential (what with its dark revolutionary themes and turtleneck fascists) ultimately I'm not entirely sure it justifies itself as it simply fulfills the timeline laid out in the preceding movie. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In this third sequel to "Planet of the Apes," the apes turn the tables on the human Earth population when they lead a revolt against their cruel masters in the distant year of 1990. By doing this it creates the time loop that leads to the first film. "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes" is cinematically etched in broad, brash strokes slashing social satire and science fiction suspense with large-scale spectacle.
Director
J. Lee Thompson
Producer
Arthur P. Jacobs
Screenwriter
Paul Dehn
Distributor
20th Century Fox
Production Co
Twentieth Century Fox, APJAC Productions
Rating
PG
Genre
Sci-Fi, Action
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jun 30, 1972, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
Mar 1, 2013
Runtime
1h 26m
Sound Mix
Mono
Aspect Ratio
Scope (2.35:1)
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