Apocalypto 2006

Apocalypto

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Apocalypto is a brilliantly filmed, if mercilessly bloody, examination of a once great civilization.

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The Mayan kingdom is at the height of its opulence and power but the foundations of the empire are beginning to crumble. The leaders believe they must build more temples and sacrifice more people or their crops and citizens will die. Jaguar Paw (Rudy Youngblood), a peaceful hunter in a remote tribe, is captured along with his entire village in a raid. He is scheduled for a ritual sacrifice until he makes a daring escape and tries to make it back to his pregnant wife and son.

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Fernando Hernandez
High Priest
Dean Semler
Cinematographer
Thomas E. Sanders
Production Design
Ned Dowd
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Vicki Christianson
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James Horner
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Critic Reviews for Apocalypto

All Critics (199) | Top Critics (52) | Fresh (131) | Rotten (68)

  • Apocalypto demonstrates two things: that Mel Gibson is a hell of a filmmaker and that his imaginative world borders on the Neanderthal.

    June 29, 2007 | Full Review…
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    February 3, 2007 | Rating: 3/6 | Full Review…

    Erin Clements

    Time Out
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  • It's Gibson's taste for carnage that defeats him in the end. The brutality is relentless, and the many ways in which blood is spilt so ingenious, that it's numbing. Once the adrenaline rush subsides, there's nothing left.

    January 13, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Pathologically brilliant. It is bizarre, stomach-turningly violent and frequently inspired.

    January 6, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • This is by no means a boring film, then, but it is a grotesque one, and that brings it pretty close to camp.

    December 30, 2006 | Full Review…

    Ben Walters

    Time Out
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  • As a piece of filmmaking it's certainly strong enough to restore his commercial viability. Whether that's to the good is another question entirely.

    December 30, 2006 | Full Review…

    Tom Charity

    CNN.com
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Audience Reviews for Apocalypto

  • Oct 01, 2016
    I don't know if there is a better example of dedication in filmmaking out there than there is in Apocalypto. Brilliant, if overrated.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 05, 2015
    Gibson's Mayan chase thriller may not fit everyone's tastes, but for those willing to lurk into the jungle, great thrills and action await.
    Joshua H Super Reviewer
  • May 26, 2013
    'Apocalypto' (2006) is a realistic and deep glimpse into ancient Mayan civilization. Without a doubt, it's shot at its best and goes to show you that big-headed Mel Gibson does have directing skills up his sleeves.
    Noah N Super Reviewer
  • Oct 27, 2012
    Rent this -- don't buy it. That way you'll feel less digusted with yourself for seeing a Mel Gibson film. Otherwise, it's excellent.
    Christian C Super Reviewer

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