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

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October 3, 2006
A saga of adventurers driven headlong into annihilation by their own hubris and desire for immortality.
July 8, 2006
One of the best films ever made.
April 7, 2006
Takes us into a visually stunning and surreal Heart of Darkness adventure.
October 7, 2005
There is a lingering voodoo in the movie that never lets you forget the folly of man's puny sins against a dark universal order of which insanity, sickness, and death are the inevitable symptoms.
September 26, 2005
[A]n anti-epic about European conquest that, while based in part on ... an ill-fated historical expedition, is as macabre as a Poe story.
April 28, 2005
April 19, 2005
It's a testament to the genius of Aguirre: The Wrath of God that its genesis has spawned its own creation mythology.
November 19, 2004
May 20, 2004
Extraordinary adventure in the Andean jungles
March 9, 2004
March 4, 2004
August 15, 2003
One of the pre-eminent achievements in world cinema, as far as I'm concerned.
May 20, 2003
This is a splendid and haunting work.
December 3, 2002
Depicted conquistador Gonzalo Pizarro is driven, pompous, and partially ignorant - traits mirrored in director Werner Herzog for leading his crew into identical endurances. His resulting work is a vision of rare audacity.
August 27, 2002
July 26, 2002
July 26, 2002
February 28, 2002
Features one of the strangest and most impressive performances in film history.
December 10, 2001
Quiet and atmospheric, creepy and grisly, drenched in both equatorial sunshine and scarlet blood -- the film is startlingly powerful as it subtly examines themes of imperialism, corporate greed and ultimately personal madness.
May 31, 2001
Herzog's finest of the great, mad visions of cinema.
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