Milius Reviews

June 7, 2019
Interesting and at times revealing, Milius is ultimately a celebration when it could have been an insightful critique.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 1, 2013
An engrossing film that will encourage viewers to revisit many of the movies on which he left his mark.
November 1, 2013
His friends and fans - clearly upset by his recent stroke - eulogise him to death.
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.
October 31, 2013
There's fire and firepower a-plenty in this elegiac profile of '70s moviemaking stalwart, John Milius.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.