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Apocalypse Now

  Apocalypse Now Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
Average Rating
9.04 /10
Martin Sheen , Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall
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Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Written by: John Milius, Francis Coppola

Released: 1979
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 153

US captain (Martin Sheen) goes on mission to find colonel (Brando) who has deserted in Vietnam.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Francis Ford Coppola's extravagant drama about Vietnam is visually inspired and evidently sincere about the horrors of war, but almost ruined by its pretentious ending, built around a hopelessly self-indulgent performance by Marlon Brando. Coppola's wife Eleanor made a terrific documentary about the making of this film - Hearts of Darkness.

"My film is not about Vietnam. It is Vietnam."

(Francis Ford Coppola)

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