• R, 3 hr. 15 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:   
  • In Theaters:    Aug 17, 2001 Limited
  • On DVD:    Nov 20, 2001
  • Miramax Films

Apocalypse Now Redux Reviews

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 9, 2012

[VIDEO ESSAY] "Apocalypse Now" all but ruined Francis Coppola as a director. It remains a staggering achievement of pure provocative cinema.

Full Review | Original Score: A+
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
June 6, 2011

The episodic nature is less apparent in Redux, the pacing surprisingly smoother as a result.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 30, 2008

Redux's virtues far outweigh its flaws. Apocalypse Now in any version remains one of the richest, most extravagant moviegoing experiences

Full Review | Original Score: A+
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008

The new version shows that Coppola had originally intended something far more political, and while some of the new stuff could've remained lost, it does not diminish the movie's impact.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
August 12, 2006

The best picture of all time.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 4, 2006

Revisiting this enlarged, much improved version reaffirms its status as Coppola's last masterpiece but also suggests that as a surreal meditation on the madness and folly of Vietnam, it should be considered a horror epic rather than a than just a war film

Full Review | Original Score: A
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 26, 2004

The new version adds a weight and depth lacking in the original cut.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 19, 2003

Worth a single viewing for the curious, but definitely not for the purist.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 7, 2002

Coppola leaves untouched the one section that cried out for a new edit - the murky finale that puts the "near" in "near masterpiece.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
June 21, 2002

...a more user-friendly, politically correct Apocalypse Now with kinder, gentler characters, blabbermouth political diatribes, comic relief and mind-numbing repetition.

Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 12, 2001

Almost an hour of new footage has been added to the film, making an already long film even longer, but not better.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
November 15, 2001

Sometimes it's just better to leave well enough alone.

| Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 29, 2001

Its sprawling, episodic process evokes the history-as-imagistic mosaic employed by T.S. Eliot, whose work is referenced brazenly and repeatedly throughout the film.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001

...a longer, slower, more bloated version of [the] incendiary masterpiece which retains much of its power but suffers from some seriously unnecessary revisions.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 22, 2001

Brings back bad memories to those who were protesters.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
October 8, 2001

Unlike so many of today's films, which are instantly disposable from first frame to last, Coppola's opus has so many moments of pure cinematic genius that once seen, they stay with us forever.

Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
September 28, 2001

A magnificent new edition of the Coppola film.

Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 28, 2001

What has not changed with Apocalypse Now Redux -- and the reason to go see it again -- are the visceral body blows it still delivers.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic
September 21, 2001

Packs every bit the wallop it did when it was new.

Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
September 21, 2001

This was the greatest Vietnam movie of its time, and it remains so.

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