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Apocalypse Now Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
December 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.
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Gary Arnold
Washington Post
December 18, 2015
It's the cumulative effect generated by mixing richly portentous imagery with absurdly portentous prose, starkly portentous sound and flatulently portentous music.
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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
August 14, 2015
Certainly, no movie in history has ever presented stronger proof that war is living hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Blake Howard
Graffiti With Punctuation
September 27, 2014
I'm revisiting and 'REDUX-ing' one of our five star film entries, to ensure that it is paid the dues it deserves. Let's get to it, with extreme prejudice.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Andrew Johnson
Movie Mezzanine
February 1, 2014
The word "apocalypse" derives from the Greek for "revelation," so in effect the title of Coppola's masterpiece is a call for us to wake up and stop lying to ourselves about who we are and what we did and what we still have the power to do.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Anton Bitel
Scene 360
July 2, 2013
reveals the horror of necessary madness.
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
January 2, 2013
With a famously horrific and documentary inspiring shoot it's almost unfathomable how Francis Ford Coppolla managed to harness the chaotic energy into one of the most potent examinations of war and masculinity to ever grace celluloid.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
January 4, 2012
Perhaps Francis Ford Coppola's greatest directorial achievement, Apocalypse Now is a visually stunning war film that has no equal, with cinematographer Vittorio Storaro capturing the films Philippine location to great effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Philip French
May 28, 2011
Apocalypse Now is not merely the greatest film to come out of the Vietnam experience but one of the great works about the madness of our times.
Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK
May 28, 2011
A must-see, preferably in the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
May 27, 2011
The best of it is grand, mysterious and oddly possessed.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
May 27, 2011
Undoubtedly it is one of the best films about war ever made.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Bradshaw
May 26, 2011
A film that needs to be seen on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Marc Lee
Daily Telegraph (UK)
May 26, 2011
It is mystical, daring, poetic, thrilling, appalling and never less than utterly mesmerising.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies
May 26, 2011
A gilt-edged, no-messing, accept-no-substitutes masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Adrian Turner
Radio Times
May 26, 2011
Coppola delivered a harrowing masterwork that bursts with malarial, mystical images...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
May 25, 2011
A film of pure sensation, dazzling audiences with light and noise, laying bare the stark horror - and unimaginable thrill - of combat.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
May 24, 2011
This disturbing vision of the harrowing effects of war and violence continues to shock and haunt audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
February 25, 2011
One of the best movies about the Vietnam War, an epic spectacle that's brilliant up to the last reel, when Brando appears.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Disturbing tale of war horrors isn't for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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