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Heart of Darkness (1994)

Heart of Darkness




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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
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Television, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 20, 1994
Turner Entertainment


Tim Roth
as Marlow
Timothy Bateson
as Accountant
James Fox
as Gosse
Morten Faldaas
as Harlequin
Patrick Ryecart
as De Griffe
Charles Kay
as Secretary
Peter Vaughan
as Director
Phoebe Nichols
as The Intended
as Black Beauty
Phoebe Nicholls
as The Intended
John Savident
as Company Director
Alan Scarfe
as Captain Fenard
Jan Triska
as White Agent
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Critic Reviews for Heart of Darkness

All Critics (5)

It's a faithful and respectable version of Conrad's great classic, but not one that's memorable or exciting.

Full Review… | February 25, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

October 8, 2005
Fantastica Daily

July 24, 2005

October 21, 2002
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Full Review… | January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for Heart of Darkness


Leo L

Super Reviewer

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.

Gabriel Knight

Quite an odd movie. Yet very good. Interesting nonetheless. Even kind of creepy at times. Good cast.

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