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Apocalypse Now Reviews

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Andrew Johnson
Movie Mezzanine

The word "apocalypse" derives from the Greek for "revelation," so in effect the title of Coppola's masterpiece is a call for us to wake up and stop lying to ourselves about who we are and what we did and what we still have the power to do.

Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine | Original Score: A+

February 1, 2014
Stephen Carty
Flix Capacitor

While uneven and arguably messy as a result of its famously troubled shoot, Coppola's mythic odyssey captures the madness, insanity and horror of war in a way that few others have been able to, resulting in a hypnotic, unforgettable experience.

Full Review Source: Flix Capacitor | Original Score: 4/5

August 17, 2013
Anton Bitel
Scene 360

reveals the horror of necessary madness.

Full Review Source: Scene 360

July 2, 2013
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

With a famously horrific and documentary inspiring shoot it's almost unfathomable how Francis Ford Coppolla managed to harness the chaotic energy into one of the most potent examinations of war and masculinity to ever grace celluloid.

Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show | Original Score: 5/5

January 2, 2013
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Perhaps Francis Ford Coppola's greatest directorial achievement, Apocalypse Now is a visually stunning war film that has no equal, with cinematographer Vittorio Storaro capturing the films Philippine location to great effect.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 4, 2012
Philip French

Apocalypse Now is not merely the greatest film to come out of the Vietnam experience but one of the great works about the madness of our times.

Full Review Source: Guardian

May 28, 2011
Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK

A must-see, preferably in the cinema.

Full Review Source: Future Movies UK | Original Score: 10/10

May 28, 2011
Anthony Quinn

The best of it is grand, mysterious and oddly possessed.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 5/5

May 27, 2011
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Undoubtedly it is one of the best films about war ever made.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 5/5

May 27, 2011
Peter Bradshaw

A film that needs to be seen on the big screen.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 5/5

May 26, 2011
Marc Lee
Daily Telegraph

It is mystical, daring, poetic, thrilling, appalling and never less than utterly mesmerising.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 5/5

May 26, 2011
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies

A gilt-edged, no-messing, accept-no-substitutes masterpiece.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 5/5

May 26, 2011
Adrian Turner
Radio Times

Coppola delivered a harrowing masterwork that bursts with malarial, mystical images...

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 5/5

May 26, 2011
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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A film of pure sensation, dazzling audiences with light and noise, laying bare the stark horror - and unimaginable thrill - of combat.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 5/5

May 25, 2011
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

This disturbing vision of the harrowing effects of war and violence continues to shock and haunt audiences.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 5/5

May 24, 2011
Emanuel Levy

One of the best movies about the Vietnam War, an epic spectacle that's brilliant up to the last reel, when Brando appears.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A-

February 25, 2011
Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media

Disturbing tale of war horrors isn't for kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

January 2, 2011
Rob Gonsalves

There is greatness in Apocalypse Now, but there is also madness, and they feed off each other.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/5

July 13, 2009


The movie Francis Ford Coppola never recovered from, and the last word in Ci-Nam-a.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 5/5

May 13, 2008
Dale Pollock
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Alternately a brilliant and bizarre film, Francis Coppola's four year 'work in progress' offers the definitive validation to the old saw, 'war is hell.'

Full Review Source: Variety

July 2, 2007
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