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Apocalypse Now Redux Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
December 10, 2016
I'm not convinced that the additions strengthens his story-they humanize Sheen's character, a figure more interesting as a dead man walking-but they also fill out his psychedelic odyssey with a heft and a scope befitting an epic.
December 25, 2015
Compared to the trippy, almost poetic original film, Redux feels like a rough cut that has not yet been trimmed of its prosaic fat.
Cole Smithey
April 9, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] "Apocalypse Now" all but ruined Francis Coppola as a director. It remains a staggering achievement of pure provocative cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
June 6, 2011
The episodic nature is less apparent in Redux, the pacing surprisingly smoother as a result.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 30, 2008
Redux's virtues far outweigh its flaws. Apocalypse Now in any version remains one of the richest, most extravagant moviegoing experiences
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
The new version shows that Coppola had originally intended something far more political, and while some of the new stuff could've remained lost, it does not diminish the movie's impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
August 12, 2006
The best picture of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
June 4, 2006
Revisiting this enlarged, much improved version reaffirms its status as Coppola's last masterpiece but also suggests that as a surreal meditation on the madness and folly of Vietnam, it should be considered a horror epic rather than a than just a war film
Full Review | Original Score: A
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 26, 2004
The new version adds a weight and depth lacking in the original cut.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
Worth a single viewing for the curious, but definitely not for the purist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 7, 2002
Coppola leaves untouched the one section that cried out for a new edit - the murky finale that puts the "near" in "near masterpiece.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
June 21, 2002
...a more user-friendly, politically correct Apocalypse Now with kinder, gentler characters, blabbermouth political diatribes, comic relief and mind-numbing repetition.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 12, 2001
Almost an hour of new footage has been added to the film, making an already long film even longer, but not better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
November 15, 2001
Sometimes it's just better to leave well enough alone.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 29, 2001
Its sprawling, episodic process evokes the history-as-imagistic mosaic employed by T.S. Eliot, whose work is referenced brazenly and repeatedly throughout the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
...a longer, slower, more bloated version of [the] incendiary masterpiece which retains much of its power but suffers from some seriously unnecessary revisions.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 22, 2001
Brings back bad memories to those who were protesters.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
October 8, 2001
Unlike so many of today's films, which are instantly disposable from first frame to last, Coppola's opus has so many moments of pure cinematic genius that once seen, they stay with us forever.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
September 28, 2001
A magnificent new edition of the Coppola film.
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 28, 2001
What has not changed with Apocalypse Now Redux -- and the reason to go see it again -- are the visceral body blows it still delivers.
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