Apocalypse Now (Film) Review

Apocalypse Now

Released: 1st January 1979
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest, Dennis Hopper
Rating: R
Running Time: 153

Francis Ford Coppola's haunting, hallucinatory Vietnam War epic is cinema at its most audacious and visionary.

Philip French (Guardian [UK]) said:
"Apocalypse Now is not merely the greatest film to come out of the Vietnam experience but one of the great works about the madness of our times."
Peter Bradshaw (Guardian [UK]) said:
"A film that needs to be seen on the big screen."
Marc Lee (Daily Telegraph) said:
"It is mystical, daring, poetic, thrilling, appalling and never less than utterly mesmerising."
Tom Huddleston (Time Out) said:
"A film of pure sensation, dazzling audiences with light and noise, laying bare the stark horror - and unimaginable thrill - of combat."
Angie Errigo (Empire Magazine) said:
"This disturbing vision of the harrowing effects of war and violence continues to shock and haunt audiences."
(Film4) said:
"The movie Francis Ford Coppola never recovered from, and the last word in Ci-Nam-a."
Dale Pollock (Variety) said:
"Alternately a brilliant and bizarre film, Francis Coppola's four year 'work in progress' offers the definitive validation to the old saw, 'war is hell.'"
(Empire Magazine) said:
"Apocalypse Now is as good as ever."
Geoff Andrew (Time Out) said:
"...it's wonderful to see this hallucinatory folly-cum-near masterpiece again on the big screen."

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