Reviews

Apr 13, 2021
From the jump, Apocalypse Now conveys the sense of a man riddled with PTSD, who's all but lost himself in the trauma.
Mar 24, 2021
The performances in the film are very strong. Martin Sheen is very good in the film. He plays things pretty close to the vest but the voiceover gives us a clear view into his thinking, fears, and insecurities.
Sep 23, 2020
I see why it is considered one of the great films of the 1970s.
Sep 2, 2020
Apocalypse Now is the kind of film that makes me thank God I fell in love with cinema.
Aug 27, 2020
Artistically, it's quite reminiscent of film noir, with an abundance of deep shadows, a desolate voiceover by Willard, and a cast of morally unstructured antiheroes.
Jul 28, 2020
One of the great films of the (arguably) greatest decade in American cinema...
Jul 16, 2020
It was made through a combination of fear and determination, ending with an experience that is frightening, thought provoking, and brilliant.
Apr 24, 2020
The eerie journey upriver taken by a tormented officer (Martin Sheen) to kill his rogue superior (Marlon Brando) remains as trippily compelling as many will recall.
Feb 27, 2020
One of the pleasures of Apocalypse Now is that Coppola never settles for a single explanation.
Oct 8, 2019
Apocalypse has the expressive extravagance of a Wagner opera-and not merely because the swooping helicopter scene is set to the "Ride of the Valkyries."
Aug 7, 2019
This monumental apocalypse of napalm and helicopters ends up being a total spectacle of war, rarely achieved in film. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 1, 2019
Although Apocalypse Now is not a great movie, it shows a still-impressive, politically inspired ambition -- a reminder of why film culture matters... Mixing pessimism with astonishment, it expanded cultural unease on a grand 70mm scale.
Sep 6, 2018
It has coherence, truthfulness, and conviction-up to a point.
Apr 4, 2018
The film holds together well enough until it reaches its final muddle, and it has scenes and moments unequaled in recent European or American movies.
Jan 30, 2018
Coppola says he wanted to get to the moral issues that are behind all wars, but I think he has done no more than demonstrate the obvious-that in Vietnam we fought a bad war.
Nov 26, 2017
as Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) heads up river to assassinate Kurtz, his increasing admiration for the man is offset by his disgust at the scenes of more authorised insanity (and hypocrisy) all around.
Sep 27, 2017
Good or bad, success or failure, this is a magnificent, gonzo piece of cinema, and the art form would be far lesser if it had never existed.
Aug 1, 2017
An indelible statement on the lunacy of war.
Dec 10, 2016
Coppola's vivid-as-an-LSD-trip take on the madness of war is a one of a kind film, a mess-terpiece held together by sheer audacity and imagination.
Dec 18, 2015
It's the cumulative effect generated by mixing richly portentous imagery with absurdly portentous prose, starkly portentous sound and flatulently portentous music.