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


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Apocalypse Now Redux Reviews

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Cole Smithey

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

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: A+

April 9, 2012
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

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

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

June 6, 2011
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

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

Full Review Source: Looking Closer | Original Score: A+

December 30, 2008
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review

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 Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 5/5

August 7, 2008
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

The best picture of all time.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 4/4

August 12, 2006
Emanuel Levy

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 Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A

June 4, 2006
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 5/5

May 26, 2004
Brian Mckay

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

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

March 19, 2003
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

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

August 7, 2002
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

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

June 21, 2002
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

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

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 3/4

December 12, 2001
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews

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

| Original Score: 3/5

November 15, 2001
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

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 Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 4/4

October 29, 2001
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

...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 Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: B+

October 24, 2001
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Brings back bad memories to those who were protesters.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B+

October 22, 2001
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

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.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star

October 8, 2001
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

A magnificent new edition of the Coppola film.

Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

September 28, 2001
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

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

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune

September 28, 2001
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Packs every bit the wallop it did when it was new.

September 21, 2001
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

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

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer

September 21, 2001
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