Apocalypto Reviews

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November 15, 2020
Gibson continues to tackle historically-tinged, grand-scale adventures unlike anything before them.
May 20, 2020
Apocalypto is the very best thing Gibson has done as a director, and should not be missed because of a shared repugnance for his off-screen worldview.
June 5, 2019
If Mel Gibson is a mad genius, then Apocalypto may be his most insane work yet.
October 16, 2018
There is something different in Gibson's application of violence. The objections seem to lie not just in Gibson's realistic portrayal of cruelty but in the judgment he brings to it.
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.
February 14, 2012
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.
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.
August 28, 2009
Nothing if not visceral
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.
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.
July 14, 2007
If you can get past Mr. Gibson's public persona, Apocalypto is a good, solid action movie.
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.
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.
June 5, 2007
Apocalypto is a strange but largely entertaining mix of action, bloodletting, chin-rubbing and arthouse trimmings.
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.
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.
March 12, 2007
Mel Gibson propone una discutible aproximación a la civilización maya que es, ante todo, un intenso relato de acción y heroísmo.
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.
February 19, 2007
No matter what your interest is in the film -- entertainment or information -- Apocalypto delivers the goods, and then some.
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