Milius (2013)

Here is the life story of one of the most influential and controversial film directors in the history of Hollywood, John Milius. From his childhood aspirations to join the military to his formative years at the USC Film School, his… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 9, 2013
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Simon Abrams
Village Voice

Thankfully, Milius is not just a hagiographic portrait of the artist as a crotchety, marginalized dynamo.

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Rich Cline

A biography of iconic filmmaker John Milius, this engaging documentary features some of the biggest stars of all time talking about their friend who changed the movies forever.

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Terry Staunton
Radio Times

An engrossing film that will encourage viewers to revisit many of the movies on which he left his mark.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

With contributions from Coppola, Spielberg and Scorsese, the film does approach Milius with a certain reverence, but it can't disguise the fact that he's a troubling figure.

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Catherine Shoard
Observer (UK)

The whole thing reeks of cigars, machismo and hubris, its rhythm a relentless percussion of hairy chest pumping and big fat back slapping.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard

His friends and fans - clearly upset by his recent stroke - eulogise him to death.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

What emerges is the story of an unstoppable storyteller.

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James Mottram
The List

While there's a lot of love in the air, the filmmakers don't shirk from addressing his more objectionable side - hard line right-wing politics and a love of guns that, he believes, stalled his studio career.

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Mark Stafford
Electric Sheep

Milius has a twisty, frequently hilarious, and ultimately moving tale to tell, and it rounds up an impressive roster of talking heads to tell it with.

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