Apocalypse Now Synopsis
An Army agent (Martin Sheen) goes upriver in Cambodia to kill a renegade (Marlon Brando).
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100

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The best film of 2001 was made in 1979.
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
It's an occasion for welcoming a restoration that transforms a flawed movie, one that was touched by greatness, into a masterpiece.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Magnificent to look at, thrilling, ingenious, spellbinding and superbly done on every level, this is not just one of the best films of the...
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100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This is the untamed Apocalypse that Coppola envisioned in 1979 before money and mental pressures made him fear he had created something too...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
One of the great films of all time. It shames modern Hollywood's timidity. To watch it is to feel yourself lifted up to the heights where...
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100

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The film now seems both mellowed and --thanks in part to the most vibrant-looking prints in its 22-year history -- revitalized.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Remains a majestic explosion of pure cinema. It's a hallucinatory poem of fear, projecting, in its scale and spirit, a messianic vision of...
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Whatever thematic clarity the added footage may confer is prosaic or didactic and intrusive; this stuff hit the cutting-room floor the...
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The clear powerhouse in the new film is a scene where Kurtz, speaking with the twisted coherence of the true paranoid-schizophrenic, uses...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
The new material makes the film seem lumpy and overstuffed.
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If you don't see this movie Brando will hunt you down and cut off your head...

By BrianG_80
In all seriousness, this movie is a true piece of cinematic perfection. The rising tension present in this movie balances perfectly with the way the characters unravel before our eyes. Brando,...

great

By crgoldie68
this masterpiece is better than platoon and born on the forth of july put together. i do wish they said **** and ***&^ a little more...

The Horror

By samantita23
A classic. Best seen in 70mm....

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Rated R
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Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Disturbing tale of war horrors isn't for kids.
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