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Universal acclaim- based on 328 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Magnificent to look at, thrilling, ingenious, spellbinding and superbly done on every level, this is not just one of the best films of the year or the decade, but of all time.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    100
    The best film of 2001 was made in 1979.
  3. Coppola and Murch have balanced their new edit with grace notes of sweetness, elegance and eroticism, and the payoff is grand, providing both a reprieve from the multiple blitzkriegs and a break in the monotony of the cruise up the Nung.
  4. 100
    The breathtaking visual and aural restoration by Coppola and Murch makes the film's original glories even more intense than you remember them.
  5. Better in certain ways than the original "Apocalypse Now," though the flaws are also magnified.
  6. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    90
    Redux is both a reminder of American cinema's last glory days and a rebuke to the timid present. Maybe Apocalypse Now wasn't the best movie of 1979, but Redux is surely the film to beat for 2001.
  7. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    30
    Excruciatingly bad...Probably if Redux hadn't been acclaimed as a newly minted masterpiece, I wouldn't have felt so compelled to blow raspberries.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 66
  2. Negative: 2 out of 66
  1. IainF
    Feb 26, 2009
    10
    Best film ever made. Simple as that. The effect it has on your emotions, one minute you're smiling and laughing along, then it will suddenly skip to silence, and death, and horror... The horror. You can't miss this one. Expand
  2. Dec 1, 2013
    10
    The french dinner sequence is my favorite scene from any movie ever. It's a shame it wasn't in the original cut, otherwise these blowhards who saw the older version wouldn't try to reject such a meaningful scene. Expand
  3. DoyleH.
    Jun 24, 2007
    10
    I was only disappointed that the movie ended. I could have watched hours more. The added scenes were all outstanding especially the additional Kilgore material. Even more than Platoon, it sums up my own Vietnam experience. Now where's Hearts of Darkness? Expand
  4. FelixK.
    Oct 31, 2007
    10
    What is left to say ? Nothing, I think. It's the best war movie ever, so that it belongs to the 10 best pictures of all time. Everybody who has never seen this one has missed a piece of culture !!! Expand
  5. JordanD.
    Jan 12, 2004
    9
    I loved this movie and recommend it to many from young-adult to adult. I enjoy Apocalypse now and it is one of my all time favorite movies
  6. Aug 6, 2014
    9
    Very few of the movies I watch get nine stars, but this one top it well. This gritty war epic is packed with gritty action scenes and great dialogue. The acting is stunning and dramatic and well done. The best Martin Sheen performance hands down. Expand
  7. JoeK.
    Feb 28, 2006
    0
    The original was a classic. Flawed, but still a classic. This new version adds 49 minutes that's virtually worthless, not to mention tedious - a French plantation sequence seems to go on forever while adding little to the picture. Rent it and watch it ONCE, but don't count on loving this version more than the original. Expand

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