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4.4
23,466 Ratings

Apocalypse Now

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
United States, 1979
Drama, War, History

Synopsis

During the Vietnam War, a U.S. Army Captain is approached by military intelligence officers to conduct a secret mission to assassinate a former Green Beret who has gone rogue in Cambodia.

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Apocalypse Now Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1979 | 2 wins including: Palme d'Or

Academy Awards

1980 | 6 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

1980 | 2 wins including: Best Cinematography

Viennale

1979

2001

Critics reviews

Wild, ambitious, uncompromised, and ultimately as imperfect as the Godfather films were scrupulously controlled, Apocalypse Now is, for better and for worse, its director’s defining work: How do you live up to something like that? Or live it down?
December 11, 2018
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There’s certainly a lot more footage — 53 minutes, to be precise — which makes this better in certain ways than the original Apocalypse Now, though the flaws are also magnified. (Kurtz’s Cambodian savages slaughtering a caribou — actually, it’s a Filipino ceremony — and kneeling before Willard and then laying down their weapons en masse seems even more insulting and ludicrous than it did in 1979
August 17, 2001
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