Apocalypse Now Redux
Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)

Loosely based on Joseph Conrad's novel, "The Heart of Darkness", the film transplants the tale to the Vietnam War. A young American captain is given the assignment to hunt down and kill one of his own, a colonel, who has… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 17, 2001
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2001
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The additional footage slows down the movie somewhat (some say the new cut is inferior to the original), but Apocalypse Now Redux is still a great piece of cinema.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Packs every bit the wallop it did when it was new.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

This is the one where [Coppola] honors his vision -- or clears his name, whichever way you look at it.

Sean Axmaker

I'm not convinced that the additions strengthens his story-they humanize Sheen's character, a figure more interesting as a dead man walking-but they also fill out his psychedelic odyssey with a heft and a scope befitting an epic.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

The originally released version wasn't broken, but Coppola can fix it as long as he wants, as far as I'm concerned.

David Edelstein

The restored footage, nearly an hour of it, has at once bloated and diluted the work we've known and half-loved, undercutting its still-astonishing strengths while making its flaws leap out with unprecedented clarity.

Cole Smithey

[VIDEO ESSAY] "Apocalypse Now" all but ruined Francis Coppola as a director. It remains a staggering achievement of pure provocative cinema.

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Steven Rosen
Denver Post

Redux doesn't redefine Apocalypse Now -- rather, it adds archival material. But it's terrific to see the film back in theaters.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

The new Redux version isn't a better film, but for Coppola fans and film lovers, it's essential viewing.

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Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

The episodic nature is less apparent in Redux, the pacing surprisingly smoother as a result.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
If most of the extra scenes don't add anything new to the overall experience, neither do they stand in the way - except for an overlong one at a French… More
Michael Gildea
How do you turn a 5-star movie into a 3 star one? 20-something years after its initial release, add about an hour of scraps that were left on the cutting room… More
Tim Salmons
Like most people, I had a similar reaction to Apocalypse Now: Redux in that I didn't find it all that great as a film. There's a reason all of this… More
Bradley Wright
A fantastic new version that adds some incredible scenes,m. To see my real review go to the page for the original Apocalypse Now version. One of my all-time… More
xGary Xx
Redux is the perfect warning sign to discourage any director who is thinking about letting his ego ride roughshod over the editing process. It's true, some… More
Daniel Dolgin
Best war movie ever. Martin Sheen is great and Capolla delivers as usual. I don't see how people can complain about him "re-creating" the movie.… More