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      Apocalypse Now

      R Released Aug 15, 1979 2h 33m War Drama List
      97% Tomatometer 97 Reviews 94% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings In Vietnam in 1970, Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) takes a perilous and increasingly hallucinatory journey upriver to find and terminate Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando), a once-promising officer who has reportedly gone completely mad. In the company of a Navy patrol boat filled with street-smart kids, a surfing-obsessed Air Cavalry officer (Robert Duvall), and a crazed freelance photographer (Dennis Hopper), Willard travels further and further into the heart of darkness. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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

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      Ed Potton Times (UK) It’s a masterpiece, whichever way you slice it. Apr 1, 2024 Full Review Jay Scott Globe and Mail A hallucinatory celebration of irrationality, of pure feeling, and even. perhaps, of insanity. Aug 11, 2022 Full Review Amy Taubin Village Voice Apocalypse has the expressive extravagance of a Wagner opera-and not merely because the swooping helicopter scene is set to the "Ride of the Valkyries." Oct 8, 2019 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) It doesn't have a central argument, or a point of view, and not one character that the spectator can identify themselves with. [Full review in Spanish] Jan 18, 2024 Full Review Cory Woodroof 615 Film This is the great American nightmare, the ultimate repudiation against anything Vietnam was supposed to accomplish. Jul 6, 2022 Full Review Andrew Bloom The Spool From the jump, Apocalypse Now conveys the sense of a man riddled with PTSD, who's all but lost himself in the trauma. Apr 13, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Travis M Gloriously epic. Great cast that really delivered. If you haven’t seen it, turn off your distractions and treat yourself! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/22/24 Full Review Darrin N My favourite movie of all time. Director, story, photography, sound, music, cast, etc etc. Not just Best war movie of all time, Best of all tiime Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/12/24 Full Review Sam M absolutely shits on the redux Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/06/24 Full Review Narciso R Perfect movie, incredible cast, redux is awesome. NRJ. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/05/24 Full Review Petros T (Redux) Boasting powerful photography, production design and acting as well as several iconic shots and lines, it stands out the most for being committed to creating anticipation around Kurtz (and the payoff is hard to resist) and to portraying this climactic, often stifling descent into madness. On the downside, it's overlong (the lengthy sequence with the French is totally superfluous), and its insights into the human condition are hardly as much of a mind-blowing revelation as it's suggested. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/29/24 Full Review John H One of the most haunting war movie ever made. A must see! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/10/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In Vietnam in 1970, Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) takes a perilous and increasingly hallucinatory journey upriver to find and terminate Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando), a once-promising officer who has reportedly gone completely mad. In the company of a Navy patrol boat filled with street-smart kids, a surfing-obsessed Air Cavalry officer (Robert Duvall), and a crazed freelance photographer (Dennis Hopper), Willard travels further and further into the heart of darkness.
      Director
      Francis Ford Coppola
      Producer
      Kim Aubry, Francis Ford Coppola
      Screenwriter
      Joseph Conrad, John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Herr
      Distributor
      United Artists, Miramax Films, Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Zoetrope Studios
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      War, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 15, 1979, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 29, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $78.8M
      Runtime
      2h 33m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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