Milius

2013

Milius

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Here is the life story of one of the most influential and controversial film directors in the history of Hollywood, John Milius. From his childhood aspirations to join the military to his formative years at the USC Film School, his legendary work on films such as Apocalypse Now, Jaws, Conan The Barbar-ian, Dirty Harry and Red Dawn, to his ultimate dismissal from Hollywood due to his radical beliefs and controversial behavior.

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Critic Reviews for Milius

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  • Thankfully, Milius is not just a hagiographic portrait of the artist as a crotchety, marginalized dynamo.

    January 7, 2014 | Full Review…
  • His friends and fans - clearly upset by his recent stroke - eulogise him to death.

    November 1, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • There's fire and firepower a-plenty in this elegiac profile of '70s moviemaking stalwart, John Milius.

    October 31, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Before he became a caricature, Milius personified 70s Hollywood's renegade heart and was airlifted in to supply gonzo energy at key junctures.

    October 31, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Phil Hoad

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  • There's not much we learn about bearded monomaniac John Milius that you couldn't glean from a quick internet trawl.

    October 31, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • With contributions from Coppola, Spielberg and Scorsese, the film does approach Milius with a certain reverence, but it can't disguise the fact that he's a troubling figure.

    October 29, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Milius

  • Oct 05, 2014
    Interesting doco about the man behind many great diatribes in films of the 70's, a forgotten scriptwriting genius. Not many amazing revelations, but gives another insight into the golden age of American cinema.
    Jon H Super Reviewer
  • Apr 25, 2014
    Sam Elliott: He doesn't write for pussies and he doesn't write for women. He writes for men, because he's a man. "Man. Myth. Legend." Milius is a very engaging and well made documentary. John Milius is a filmmaker that I didn't know a whole lot about going into this film. I knew he directed Red Dawn and that he wrote Apocalypse Now, but as far as the details this film gets into; I wasn't really aware. Milius is shown in a very respectable way. The film is obviously more positive then negative about the man, but there are instances where, even his friends, will criticize him for the way he would act and some of the decisions he would make. I happen to love these documentaries that dive into the lives of filmmakers, so my liking of Milius didn't come as much of a surprise for me. Milius is a film I suggest to people who like getting into the behind the scenes workings of filmmaking and who like biographical documentaries of interesting people in general. You don't necessarily have to be a fan of Milius to get a good amount of enjoyment out of the film.
    Melvin W Super Reviewer

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