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Apocalypse Now Reviews

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April 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.
January 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.
November 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.
September 26, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2017
An indelible statement on the lunacy of war.
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.
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.
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
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
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+
July 2, 2013
reveals the horror of necessary madness.
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
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
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.
May 28, 2011
A must-see, preferably in the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
May 27, 2011
The best of it is grand, mysterious and oddly possessed.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 27, 2011
Undoubtedly it is one of the best films about war ever made.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 26, 2011
A film that needs to be seen on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 26, 2011
It is mystical, daring, poetic, thrilling, appalling and never less than utterly mesmerising.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 26, 2011
A gilt-edged, no-messing, accept-no-substitutes masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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