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Based on 29 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This is the untamed Apocalypse that Coppola envisioned in 1979 before money and mental pressures made him fear he had created something too long, too weird and too morally demanding for the masses. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    The new material makes the film seem lumpy and overstuffed. show more

  • 100
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The film now seems both mellowed and --thanks in part to the most vibrant-looking prints in its 22-year history -- revitalized. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Whatever thematic clarity the added footage may confer is prosaic or didactic and intrusive; this stuff hit the cutting-room floor the first time around for good reason. show more

  • 100
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's an occasion for welcoming a restoration that transforms a flawed movie, one that was touched by greatness, into a masterpiece. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The clear powerhouse in the new film is a scene where Kurtz, speaking with the twisted coherence of the true paranoid-schizophrenic, uses Time magazine articles and other references to justify his actions. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    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. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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 the cinema can take you, but so rarely does. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Episodic and uneven, but it has moments of great emotional power. show more

  • 100
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    The breathtaking visual and aural restoration by Coppola and Murch makes the film's original glories even more intense than you remember them. show more

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