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R| 2 hr. 17 min.

Plot Summary
The Mayan kingdom is at the height of its opulence and power but the foundations of the empire are beginning to crumble. The leaders believe they must build more temples and sacrifice more people or their crops and citizens will die. Jaguar Paw (Rudy Youngblood), a peaceful hunter in a remote tribe, is captured along with his entire village in a raid. He is scheduled for a ritual sacrifice until he makes a daring escape and tries to make it back to his pregnant wife and son.

Cast: Rudy Youngblood , Raoul Trujillo , Dalia Hernandez , Gerardo Taracena , Jonathan Brewer , Fernando Hernandez , Rodolfo Palacios , Morris Birdyellowhead

Director: Mel Gibson

Genres: Adventure, Action

Distributor: Buena Vista

Apocalypto (2006)

Release Date: December 8th, 2006|2 hr. 17 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 6 )
  • Gibson has made a film of blunt provocation and bruising beauty. show more

  • 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 complete other world. It is the furthest thing from a cynical or casual piece of work. It's crazy, and it moves. show more

  • 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, but instead we get Mesoamerican Rambo. show more

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  • March 07, 2012 rocnrlr
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    brilliant and VERY realistic!

  • January 03, 2012 Vic
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    One of the best movies I have ever watched. Funny, sad, exciting, this moviie has it all. Great acting by Rudy and all the cast.

  • June 08, 2010 drarthurwells
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    An outstanding work. Mel Gibson's masterpiece. Not for those with anxiety over violent displays, however. Aggression-phobics will find it distasteful. Explores the essence of human personality without the overlay of artificial, culturally-imposed, refinement. If you realistically accept aggression as an immutable aspect of nature you will be able to appreciate this film as a masterwork. See BMW15AE's user's review.

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