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Apocalypse Now Reviews

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September 11, 2001
There are worse ways to make movies, but there are a lot of better ones too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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+
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
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
January 2, 2011
Disturbing tale of war horrors isn't for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 26, 2011
It is mystical, daring, poetic, thrilling, appalling and never less than utterly mesmerising.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 1979
Apocalypse Now delivers one of the best character studies in the history of the medium.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 28, 2011
A must-see, preferably in the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
January 1, 2000
The film has one of the most haunting endings in cinema, a poetic evocation of what Kurtz has discovered, and what we hope not to discover for ourselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 26, 2011
Coppola delivered a harrowing masterwork that bursts with malarial, mystical images...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 18, 2006
His film is timeless because although the setting may change, the wars and the plight of soldiers will remain the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 7, 2002
It's a remarkable work of art.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 17, 2002
...no matter what you may think of Brando's eccentric interpretation of the demented Kurtz, you can't take your eyes off him.
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
July 2, 2013
reveals the horror of necessary madness.
November 24, 2001
The score is wonderous, the production design solid and never overdone, and the cinematography is just wow....when it comes to a movie about war this is a real masterpiece.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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
April 2, 2005
Coppola's magnum opus remains one of the singular reasons filmmaking was invented.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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