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Milius Reviews

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January 7, 2014
Thankfully, Milius is not just a hagiographic portrait of the artist as a crotchety, marginalized dynamo.
November 8, 2013
What emerges is the story of an unstoppable storyteller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 8, 2013
A biography of iconic filmmaker John Milius, this engaging documentary features some of the biggest stars of all time talking about their friend who changed the movies forever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 4, 2013
The whole thing reeks of cigars, machismo and hubris, its rhythm a relentless percussion of hairy chest pumping and big fat back slapping.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 1, 2013
While there's a lot of love in the air, the filmmakers don't shirk from addressing his more objectionable side - hard line right-wing politics and a love of guns that, he believes, stalled his studio career.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 1, 2013
An engrossing film that will encourage viewers to revisit many of the movies on which he left his mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 1, 2013
His friends and fans - clearly upset by his recent stroke - eulogise him to death.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 1, 2013
Milius has a twisty, frequently hilarious, and ultimately moving tale to tell, and it rounds up an impressive roster of talking heads to tell it with.
October 31, 2013
Entertaining, informative and enjoyably anecdote-heavy trawl through the life and career of writer-director John Milius that clearly illustrates his place in film history and examines why he's such a divisive figure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 31, 2013
There's fire and firepower a-plenty in this elegiac profile of '70s moviemaking stalwart, John Milius.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 31, 2013
Before he became a caricature, Milius personified 70s Hollywood's renegade heart and was airlifted in to supply gonzo energy at key junctures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 31, 2013
There's not much we learn about bearded monomaniac John Milius that you couldn't glean from a quick internet trawl.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 30, 2013
Structured to fine effect, Milius is both a celebration of one man's unique artistry and a cautionary tale about the propensity for self-destruction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 29, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 28, 2013
While not always penetrating the myths around the man, this is a hugely entertaining look at one of Hollywood's larger than life figures.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 28, 2013
Old pals Spielberg, Scorsese, Schrader, Lucas and Coppola pay tribute, before the final reel adds genuine poignancy to the life of this unique storyteller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 18, 2013
The movie is zippy and funny...and more emotional than the man himself would ever allow it to be. It's a triumph.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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