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. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist (McDowall).

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4.3 out of 5
267 Ratings

267 Ratings

88% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Planet of the Apes raises thought-provoking questions about our culture without letting social commentary get in the way of the drama and action.

12+ COMMON SENSE

Original Apes mixes smart sci-fi and fighting, sexy stuff.

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