Apocalypse Now Redux

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90

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Universal acclaim- based on 407 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. 100
    Such gorgeous explosions, such a terrible vision, such an amazing work of art. Go. Now.
  2. 100
    The breathtaking visual and aural restoration by Coppola and Murch makes the film's original glories even more intense than you remember them.
  3. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Michael Atkinson
    100
    No other movie released this year is as much of a filmgoing necessity as Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now Redux.
  4. 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.
  5. Time
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    90
    A weightier, more nuanced and fulsome experience than the film the world has known up to now.
  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: 68 out of 78
  2. Negative: 2 out of 78
  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 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. May 25, 2014
    10
    Ask any moviebuff to list their their top movies and you’ll generally hear Apocalypse Now on it. This film is nothing but top talent starsAsk any moviebuff to list their their top movies and you’ll generally hear Apocalypse Now on it. This film is nothing but top talent stars Marlon Brando,
    Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall,Harrison Ford, Laurence Fishburne. Francis Ford Coppola directs another masterpiece Apocalypse Now is one of the best war movies of all time.

    The brutalness that Apocalypse Now portrays made me and many others love this film. Its how how war can make people go insane how being in a jungle for months to years can do to a man's psyche.

    As soon as Martin Sheen (Captain Benjamin L. Willard gets on the boat this movie takes off. The epic story is just executed flawlessly. Everything flows really well and the story never loses your atention. Robert Duvall’s character Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore is fantastic.

    The way this movie is written is brilliant. It has maybe one of the most Quoted lines in film history with “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” I really enjoy the way this movie portrayed true war. It wasn't candy coated for the viewers it was brutally honest and that's what sets it apart from it's genre.

    Overall i give it a 10 and if anyone is yet to watch it yet id recommend watching the extended cut or should i say Apocalypse Now Redux it adds 49 minutes of extra footage that was not in the original film.
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  3. AndyK.
    Jan 20, 2007
    10
    Reminds us that cinema can truly be literary. A masterwork made much better!
  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 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. DanC.
    Sep 19, 2005
    9
    I find this film stunning. I also recall seeing the original version in high school and thinking it was terrible and disjointed (compared to I find this film stunning. I also recall seeing the original version in high school and thinking it was terrible and disjointed (compared to a film I loved at the time and still do, Full Metal Jacket). I said as much to my high school English teacher, who told me I didn't know what I was talking about. He was right. This isn't a movie that most teenagers can appreciate. Now at age 32, I think it's one of the best-realized meditations on war and insanity ever made. I strongly disagree with the handful of critics who pan Brandon's performance and dismiss the final 40 minutes of the film. I found the added material in "Redux" to be enriching, not excessive. Martin Sheen is amazing throughout. This is one of those great movies that is also addictively watchable, because of its stunning visuals, genuine excitement, and serious consideration of how human beings can be tempted to play God. Expand
  6. Nov 8, 2015
    9
    The movie, with or without the redux, is brilliant. It starts off with a very real perception of PTSD and progresses into showing the madnessThe movie, with or without the redux, is brilliant. It starts off with a very real perception of PTSD and progresses into showing the madness of war and what it does to the mind. Martin Sheen along with the rest of the crew do an outstanding job of portraying these characters. I believe the best part is towards the end with Marlon Brando. He does a great job of showing the mind of a man who is otherwise broken but can see some truths to our society. I thought the part with the hollow men and the books that they reference were a nice touch and conveys the point well. The only problem with this movie is that it feels a bit dragged out at some parts especially with the french dinner scene. With that said it's still a fantastic movie and definitely worth watching! 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 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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