Planet of the Apes (1968)

Lists: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Dystopian

Brief Synopsis: "Taylor and two other astronauts come out of deep hibernation to find that their ship has crashed. Escaping with little more than clothes they find that they have landed on a planet where men are pre-lingual and uncivilized while apes have learned speech and technology. Taylor is captured and taken to the city of the apes after damaging his throat so that he is silent and cannot communicate with the apes."

Overall Ranking: 1144 (Rank from 1968: # 6)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 42.86%
Regular 42.86%
Half-Popped 14.29%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97
Sober Film Critic James Brown97(full review)
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes85(full review)
Thomas Pollock80
Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less70(full review)
Dave Examines Movies66(full review)
Carrie B40

People Involved

  • Charlton Heston (George Taylor)
  • Roddy McDowall (Cornelius)
  • Kim Hunter (Zira)
  • James Daly (Dr. Honorious)
  • Linda Harrison (Nova)
  • Robert Gunner (Landon)
  • Lou Wagner (Lucius)
  • Woodrow Parfrey (Dr. Maximus)
  • Jeff Burton (Dodge)
  • Maurice Evans (Dr. Zaius)
  • Franklin J. Schaffner (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • Beneath the Planet of the Apes
  • Escape from the Planet of the Apes
  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes