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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 23, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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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
Chris Barsanti
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
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Gonsalves
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
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 19, 2007
A fascinating 1991 postmortem on the making of Francis Coppola's Apocalypse Now.
Eric Melin
September 29, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
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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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 16, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 21, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
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.
| Original Score: 5/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
April 26, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
February 2, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
October 29, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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
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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.
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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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.
| Original Score: 4/5
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