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Apocalypse Now Redux Reviews

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June 21, 2002
...a more user-friendly, politically correct Apocalypse Now with kinder, gentler characters, blabbermouth political diatribes, comic relief and mind-numbing repetition.
July 26, 2001
[The] additions only attempt to clarify what was already evident in the original cut
August 2, 2001
The question does the added material add or detract from the experience? Sadly, for the most part, it detracts.
August 3, 2001
Apocalypse Now Redux is the meandering, indulgent art project that he was still enough of a craftsman, in 1979, to avoid.
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.
November 15, 2001
Sometimes it's just better to leave well enough alone.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 21, 2001
Packs every bit the wallop it did when it was new.
August 10, 2001
Longer or shorter, redux or not, Apocalypse Now is one of the central events of my life as a filmgoer.
August 23, 2001
Still one of the two or three best Vietnam movies, but Apocalypse Now Redux is no improvement.
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
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+
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+
June 6, 2011
The episodic nature is less apparent in Redux, the pacing surprisingly smoother as a result.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 31, 2001
The film is even more imperfect -- and, curiously, still an odd masterpiece.
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
August 2, 2001
This is the war-is-hell movie.
August 13, 2001
Coppola and his editor Walter Murch's instincts were right... the first time.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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+
October 22, 2001
Brings back bad memories to those who were protesters.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
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