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Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
November 20, 2007
For a portrait of cinematic obsession and unbridled megalomania... one would be hard pressed to find a more satisfying piece of work than Hearts of Darkness
| Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide
November 19, 2007
It does a good job of painting an honest portrait of out-of-control egos and the excess of Hollywood in the '70s, while also being informative and entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 19, 2007
A fascinating 1991 postmortem on the making of Francis Coppola's Apocalypse Now.
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
November 18, 2007
There is something very carnal about watching the production fall apart and see the reputation of Coppola hang in the balance.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
April 9, 2007
We come away from the documentary with a profound admiration for Coppola, if only because he didn't kill himself or someone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 8, 2006
This is an interesting docu but some important issues are missing, such as Coppola's infidelity during the shoot and the question of whether or not the chaos on the set had bearing on the artistic quality of Apocalypse Now, acknowledged as a masterpiece
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
At once anecdotal and revealing, this excellent film both illuminates the catastrophes that beset one particular project, and shows, by way of comparison, exactly what American film has foregone since the '70s.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
February 19, 2004
A phenomenal documentary about one of the most notorious film shoots of all time.
| Original Score: 5/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
November 4, 2003
One of the best documentaries ever made, more fascinating an exploration of obsession than the film it's about.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
There have been few sharper portraits of the film maker as alchemist than Hearts of Darkness: A Film Maker's Apocalypse.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Kathleen Maher
Austin Chronicle
February 13, 2001
Hearts of Darkness gives a privileged glimpse of the artist's hell, but it also says something about grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The making of a film has never been documented with more penetration and truth than in Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Joe Brown
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Harrowing and funny, a fine film on its own, Hearts leaves us with a new appreciation for the Vietnam War epic it documents.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
As the portrait of an artist in crisis, Hearts of Darkness is unparalleled.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
September 29, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 21, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 13, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 23, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
April 26, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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