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23,466 Ratings

Apocalypse Now

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


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




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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