Although we didn't have any doubt that War For The Planet Of The Apes would be a triumph, we didn't expect the reviews to be this good.

Currently, War... is at 94% on Rotten Tomatoes with 54 reviews logged so far. Time Out and both scored the film four out of a possible five, whilst US outlets Collider and Deadline both rated the film five out of five. Chris Stuckmann, meanwhile, rated the film A+ and called it "a stunning masterpiece."

Much of the praise was rightfully heaped on Andy Serkis' performance as Caesar, whilst praise was also given to Steve Zahn as newcomer Bad Ape. Woody Harrelson, meanwhile, is receiving notice for his Col. Kurtz-evoking performance, with Empire praising him for bringing "A-grade crazy" to the role.

War For The Planet Of The Apes hits Irish cinemas next week on July 14th, and we'll have our review up tomorrow afternoon.