Apocalypse Now Reviews

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Andrew Johnson
Movie Mezzanine
February 1, 2014

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 | Original Score: A+
Stephen Carty
Flix Capacitor
August 17, 2013

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 | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Scene 360
July 2, 2013

reveals the horror of necessary madness.

Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
January 2, 2013

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 | Original Score: 5/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
January 4, 2012

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 | Original Score: 4.5/5
Philip French
Guardian
May 28, 2011

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.

Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK
May 28, 2011

A must-see, preferably in the cinema.

Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Anthony Quinn
Independent
May 27, 2011

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

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
May 27, 2011

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

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
May 26, 2011

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

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Marc Lee
Daily Telegraph
May 26, 2011

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

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies
May 26, 2011

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

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Adrian Turner
Radio Times
May 26, 2011

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

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
Top Critic
May 25, 2011

A film of pure sensation, dazzling audiences with light and noise, laying bare the stark horror - and unimaginable thrill - of combat.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
May 24, 2011

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

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
February 25, 2011

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 | Original Score: A-
Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011

Disturbing tale of war horrors isn't for kids.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 13, 2009

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

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Film4
May 13, 2008

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

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dale Pollock
Variety
Top Critic
July 2, 2007

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.'

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