Heart of Darkness (1994)
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Nicolas Roeg's made-for-television adaptation of Joseph Conrad's classic Heart of Darkness succeeds because of its excellent cast and powerful story. Tim Roth stars as a solider who travels on an African river in search of Col. Kurtz (John Malkovich), a brilliant solider who has suddenly gone mad and is worshipped as a god by the native tribes. While it doesn't achieve the power of Conrad's novella or Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation Apocalypse Now, the movie has several fine sequences and excellent performances by the two leads. … More
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Critic Reviews for Heart of Darkness
It's a faithful and respectable version of Conrad's great classic, but not one that's memorable or exciting.
Audience Reviews for Heart of Darkness
The narrative is rather straight-forward (a bit unexpected considering it's directed by Nicolas Roeg). Despite being made for TV, production-wise the movie is not bad. Unfortunately the story falls flat, especially when Kurtz finally makes appearance, and it just becomes unconvincing and pointless at that point. John Malkovich's uninspired performance doesn't help, either.
Quite an odd movie. Yet very good. Interesting nonetheless. Even kind of creepy at times. Good cast.
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