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Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes) Reviews

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Josh Cabrita
The Young Folks
June 14, 2015
Aguirre, The Wrath of God is not just about a group of fifteenth-century explorers but is a poignant reflection of the world we still live in.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
David Keyes
June 29, 2013
"Aguirre, The Wrath of God" leaves you feeling as if you are watching a documentary rather than a fictionalized drama. In some ways, what you are seeing is nothing short of the absolute truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 16, 2013
Idiosyncratic visionaries don't come any more idiosyncratic or visionary than Werner Herzog.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
June 9, 2013
Herzog's riveting Brechtian epic about a catastrophic expedition across the Andes and down the Amazon in 1560 is arguably his best work ...
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
June 7, 2013
The whole movie merges landscapes and character with such force that, once seen, you never forget it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Joe Cunningham
June 7, 2013
Herzog's vision of man disregarding nature and bringing about his inevitable demise is an intoxicating one, and one that demands to be revisited through this wonderfully restored print.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Bradshaw
June 6, 2013
It looks more magnificent and mad than ever, one of the great folies de grandeur of 1970s cinema, an expeditionary Conradian nightmare like Coppola's Apocalypse Now.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
June 6, 2013
A journey down river to the mouth of Hell, but also so much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
June 4, 2013
Made for buttons, it's an awesome feat of filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tom Dawson
Total Film
June 3, 2013
A classic that screams to be seen on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John Bleasdale
Electric Sheep
June 3, 2013
Ramshackle chaos and insanity.
Emanuel Levy
June 22, 2011
A visionary work, Aguirre is one of Herzog's greatest achievements.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Fernando F. Croce
September 24, 2010
An essential hallucination, subsequently mined by Coppola, Weir and Malick but unsurpassed in its vision of the withering yet liberating madness beneath our armor
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
September 6, 2010
This 1972 German film eschews narrative for hallucinatory images and long takes that plunge you into the whirlpool of the main character's madness. It's less storytelling than a visually disturbing fever dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
September 29, 2008
The acting is properly larger than life, especially Klaus Kinski as the title character, a lean, driven but imposing man who has heads lopped off when in any way interfered with in his task of destruction and exploration.
Rob Gonsalves
April 9, 2007
Potheads who watch this will probably check their stash the next morning to see if any of it's gone.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dan Jardine
October 20, 2006
A seminal film without which we almost cerainly would not have with us either Apocalypse Now or much of the ouevre of Terence Malick.
Full Review | Original Score: 94/100
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
October 17, 2006
Aguirre, Wrath of God is not just a great movie but an essential one.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 3, 2006
A saga of adventurers driven headlong into annihilation by their own hubris and desire for immortality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
July 8, 2006
One of the best films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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