Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God)
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God) (1972)

Klaus Kinski stars in this stunning, grueling adventure about a Conquistador's descent into the heart of darkness while exploring the Amazon in search of El Dorado, the legendary city of gold. As the expedition moves further into the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 24, 2000
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cath Clarke
Time Out

Made for buttons, it's an awesome feat of filmmaking.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

One of the great haunting visions of the cinema.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

Herzog's riveting Brechtian epic about a catastrophic expedition across the Andes and down the Amazon in 1560 is arguably his best work ...

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Aguirre, Wrath of God is not just a great movie but an essential one.

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David Keyes

"Aguirre, The Wrath of God" leaves you feeling as if you are watching a documentary rather than a fictionalized drama. In some ways, what you are seeing is nothing short of the absolute truth.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

The whole movie merges landscapes and character with such force that, once seen, you never forget it.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

This is a splendid and haunting work.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Idiosyncratic visionaries don't come any more idiosyncratic or visionary than Werner Herzog.

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Joe Cunningham

Herzog's vision of man disregarding nature and bringing about his inevitable demise is an intoxicating one, and one that demands to be revisited through this wonderfully restored print.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
I've seen it but I've never REALLY seen it.
Chris Garman
Deep in South American jungle there's something afoot. A splinter group from Pizzaro's expedition is sent to find El Dorado, the legendary city of… More
Lucas Martins
Wonderful!!!! *****
Chris Weber
This film is just full of tension and a creepy, unsettling mood for the entirety of its running time. This is also one of Herzog's most visually stunning,… More
Jens S.
The documentary "My best fiend" stunningly portrayed the love/hate relationship between director Werner Herzog and his star Klaus Kinski, this is one… More
Michael Gildea
Aguirre, the Wrath of God was definitely some incredibly powerful filmmaking but not worthy of the 5-star reviews everyone's throwing it. Werner… More