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Milius Reviews

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Simon Abrams
Village Voice
January 7, 2014
Thankfully, Milius is not just a hagiographic portrait of the artist as a crotchety, marginalized dynamo.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 8, 2013
What emerges is the story of an unstoppable storyteller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
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
Catherine Shoard
Observer (UK)
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
James Mottram
The List
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
Terry Staunton
Radio Times
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
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
November 1, 2013
His friends and fans - clearly upset by his recent stroke - eulogise him to death.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Stafford
Electric Sheep
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.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
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
Adam Lee Davies
Little White Lies
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
Phil Hoad
Guardian
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
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
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
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
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
James Mottram
Total Film
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
Drew Taylor
The Playlist
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
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
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
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