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

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August 27, 2020
In the lead is Kinski, with such an unfathomably potent screen presence that all he has to do is stare to evoke dread, as his character grows more delusional by the minute.
August 4, 2020
There are some filmmakers who do the work as a job, others because they simply enjoy it. Herzog does it because it is ingrained in his very being.
October 1, 2018
Aguirre is a compelling piece of historical fiction that lingers in the memory largely because of its lush, claustrophobic atmosphere and the towering presence of Kinski.
August 28, 2018
His Spanish conquistadors were no match for the natural splendor and terror of the Amazon, but Herzog was, and he conquered cinema.
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.
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.
June 16, 2013
Idiosyncratic visionaries don't come any more idiosyncratic or visionary than Werner Herzog.
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 ...
June 7, 2013
The whole movie merges landscapes and character with such force that, once seen, you never forget it.
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.
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.
June 6, 2013
A journey down river to the mouth of Hell, but also so much more.
June 4, 2013
Made for buttons, it's an awesome feat of filmmaking.
June 3, 2013
A classic that screams to be seen on the big screen.
June 3, 2013
Ramshackle chaos and insanity.
June 22, 2011
A visionary work, Aguirre is one of Herzog's greatest achievements.
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
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.
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.
April 9, 2007
Potheads who watch this will probably check their stash the next morning to see if any of it's gone.
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