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Apocalypto Reviews

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David Keyes
October 22, 2013
Apocalypto isn't simply an effective movie, but an immensely powerful one: a benchmark and a foresight seemingly all rolled into one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
November 7, 2012
Damn if the movie, through Mel's sheer determination, doesn't almost turn from a fight-n-flight gore fest into a moving meditation on a civilisation in the throes of decline. Almost.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 14, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
November 6, 2010
Ignore Apocalypto's symbolic hubbub and instead view it for Gibson's perverse sense of entertainment. His passionate spectacle of human destruction and doom packs a terrific visceral punch.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
Shot with digital camera on location in Mexico, Mel Gibson has created a visually stunning action/adventure epic that although has divided many with its historical accuracy, has spared no expense in bringing life to a world before European colonization.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
August 28, 2009
Nothing if not visceral
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
All in all Apocalypto is probably Gibson's best film to date, because it's almost free of any of Hollywood's tainting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
The middle of the film, though, finds Gibson at his sadistic best, depicting monumental savagery with a surreal cinematic glee that puts the Apocalypse in Apocalypto.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
If you can get past Mr. Gibson's public persona, Apocalypto is a good, solid action movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
June 29, 2007
Apocalypto demonstrates two things: that Mel Gibson is a hell of a filmmaker and that his imaginative world borders on the Neanderthal.
Anton Bitel
June 12, 2007
Any Gibson-haters hoping to see the heart ripped out of his success may well find themselves disappointed by Apocalypto's relative merits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Empire Magazine
June 5, 2007
Apocalypto is a strange but largely entertaining mix of action, bloodletting, chin-rubbing and arthouse trimmings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
May 8, 2007
If any other director had made the spellbinding, visceral Mayan epic 'Apocalypto,' the film would be championed and unquestionably be discussed in Oscar worthy terms.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 24, 2007
It's escapism - the world would be a lot safer if good and evil were so clearly defined - and it's something that Mel Gibson proves (once again) that he does very, very well in Apocalypto.
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
March 12, 2007
Mel Gibson propone una discutible aproximación a la civilización maya que es, ante todo, un intenso relato de acción y heroísmo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emily S. Mendel
March 12, 2007
To cut to the chase, there should be an NC-17 rating to describe the over-the- top violence in Apocalypto. But the strong of stomach will find an edge-of-your-seat, heart-pounding, technically amazing movie.
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
February 19, 2007
No matter what your interest is in the film -- entertainment or information -- Apocalypto delivers the goods, and then some.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 25, 2007
Gostemos ou não de Mel Gibson, sua competência como diretor é inegável, assim como sua coragem em assumir projetos pouco convencionais.
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
January 20, 2007
Let me say at the start that, never having been a great Mel Gibson admirer, though liking a number of his movies, I think Apolcalypto is a remarkable achievement.
Uri Lessing
January 13, 2007
Whether (Mel Gibson's) films are in English, Latin, Aramaic or Yucatec, the real language is that of masculinity personified in the face of emotionless evil.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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