Apocalypto Synopsis
Mythic Mayan action-adventure.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Gibson has made a film of blunt provocation and bruising beauty.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The heart of the matter - and the viscera - is the action, and one man's determination to survive. Apocalypto is primal.
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Awe-inspiring and harrowing, vile and beautiful, as wild and mesmerizing as the Mexican jungle in which it is filmed and one of the most...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
By the end I felt sure it was the most obsessively, graphically violent film I'd ever seen, but equally sure that Apocalypto is a visionary...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The guy knows how to make a heart-pounding movie; he just happens to be a cinematic sadist.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Say what you will about Gibson, but he's a genuine filmmaker, and Apocalypto gallops along the thin line between the deluded and the...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There's so much dark material jammed into this complicated, conflicted, challenging, and charismatic man's (Gibson) own noggin that...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Apocalypto exists solely as an action-adventure and a deft cinematic demonstration of man's capacity for cruelty. This is the true passion...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Yet Apocalypto has to be respected for the sheer audacity of it, for the commitment and ambition behind it, and for its presentation of a...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The movie is so impressionistic, it obfuscates any sense of history. We expect at least a hint at the causes of the Mayan Empire's demise,...
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By Shadik
The closes thing to the real life. Back then being gruesome was a way of survival the weak would perrish. This movie is by far the greatest movie created. Hands down on the top of my list for...

Apocalypto review

By Therumrunner5

great movie

By chesirecat
I think people don't like movies with subtitles because they are too stupid to follow, they missed out on a awesome movie. the fact that he went through all the trouble to use the actual language...

Amazing movie

By garciamaikol
I loved,never getting tired see it...


By diegov06
Mel Gibson is a true geneous, and it shows in his amazing works of art....

A Decent Film

By zed4785
Gory too. The main characters were touching. Interesting historical piece. Middle of the way in terms of plot and cinematography. Watch it if you think you'd be into it, otherwise look for something...

Great movie/story line/sad/true/touches the heart

By MOVE_E_Critic1
I never heard of this movie and was dragged out to see it. I was really tired and pre-apologized to my friends that I was probably going to fall asleep. THANK GOD I DIDN'T! This was one of the best...

apocolypto is a goooooo

By lilybrown
very good movie! not boring at any point. not accurate but still entertaining....


By skittlesjules
Violent/Gory.Suspenseful. Action filled. Great story! Fantastic fight scenes, costumes, weapons, makeup...EVERYTHING! I thought I was looking at some real Mayans unitl I saw on the making of the...


By Rolando
One of the best movie this year, it is like a real history from mayan living time. Thank's....

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Rated R | For sequences of graphic violence and disturbing images
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