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New Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes got mostly positive reviews from top critics. 20th Century FOX released their new Sci-Fi/thriller flick, “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” today, July 11th, and the reviews are in from the top movie critics. It turns out that it resonated well with them, getting an overall 79 score out of a possible 100 across 41 reviews at the metacritic.com site.

The movie stars: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo, and Judy Greer. We’ve posted blurbs from a few of the critics,below.

Joe Neumaier at the New York Daily News, gave it a perfect 100 score, stating: “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is awe-inspiring.” Todd McCarthy from The Hollywood Reporter also gave it a perfect 100 grade! He said: “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes manages to do at least three things exceptionally well that are hard enough to pull off individually: Maintain a simmering level of tension without let-up for two hours, seriously improve on a very good first entry in a franchise and produce a powerful humanistic statement using a significantly simian cast of characters.”

Guy Lodge over at Variety, gave it a 100 score too! He stated: “An altogether smashing sequel to 2011′s better-than-expected “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” this vivid, violent extension of humanoid ape Caesar’s troubled quest for independence bests its predecessor in nearly every technical and conceptual department.”

A.O. Scott at the The New York Times, gave it a great 90 score, stating: “Dawn” is more than a bunch of occasionally thrilling action sequences, emotional gut punches and throwaway jokes arranged in predictable sequence. It is technically impressive and viscerally exciting, for sure, but it also gives you a lot to think, and even to care, about.”

Matt Zoller Seitz at RogerEbert.com, gave it an 88, saying: “Loud, smart and ferociously committed to its premise, and it leaves an intriguingly bitter aftertaste.”

Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it an 88 grade. He said: “This is an “Apes” for the ages.” Claudia Puig over at USA Today, gave it another 88 score. She said: “It’s a provocative sci-fi action film with dynamite special effects, a powerful humanistic theme with echoes of real-life social conflicts, and a truly wondrous performance by Serkis.”

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