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Apocalypse Now Redux Reviews

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September 21, 2001
This was the greatest Vietnam movie of its time, and it remains so.
September 20, 2001
Works both as grand spectacle and affecting human drama.
September 19, 2001
Those who loved the original Apocalypse Now will find more to admire. Those who found the original self-indulgent and pompous may now find it even more so.
September 11, 2001
The real reason to rejoice the arrival of Redux is the opportunity to see Apocalypse Now in all its glory, as movies were meant to be seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 1, 2001
Still a must-see, for Coppola's brilliant original version is, after all, the backbone for the superfluous additions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 31, 2001
The film is even more imperfect -- and, curiously, still an odd masterpiece.
August 24, 2001
Coppola's overall new cut nicely smoothes out the more irritating rough edges of the original editing flow.
Read More | Original Score: A
August 24, 2001
Has sinew, conviction and the spontaneity of a deck of cards hurled into the air.
August 23, 2001
Still one of the two or three best Vietnam movies, but Apocalypse Now Redux is no improvement.
August 23, 2001
Apocalypse Now (1979) is producer/director Francis Ford Coppola's visually beautiful, ground-breaking masterpiece with surrealistic and symbolic sequences
August 21, 2001
Really and truly is a better, more deeply satisfying work of cinematic art.
August 17, 2001
This messterpiece is sometimes masterful, at times a dud, still in-progress and heading up-river.
August 17, 2001
The originally released version wasn't broken, but Coppola can fix it as long as he wants, as far as I'm concerned.
August 17, 2001
Redux doesn't redefine Apocalypse Now -- rather, it adds archival material. But it's terrific to see the film back in theaters.
August 14, 2001
A masterpiece in every sense of the word and a thought-provoking and deeply unsettling portrait of what lies at the heart of all of us.
August 14, 2001
Coppola and company has made a bigger, but not better, movie that does have to be seen [on the big screen]
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 13, 2001
Well worth seeing for just such insights, its flashes of brilliance, failures, and virtuous intentions.
August 13, 2001
Coppola and his editor Walter Murch's instincts were right... the first time.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 10, 2001
This is the one where [Coppola] honors his vision -- or clears his name, whichever way you look at it.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 10, 2001
The restored footage, nearly an hour of it, has at once bloated and diluted the work we've known and half-loved, undercutting its still-astonishing strengths while making its flaws leap out with unprecedented clarity.
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