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Apocalypse Now
Short plot summary

Journey to find, and then kill artistically, mad Colonel Kurtz during Vietnam war.

What our panel of critics thought

"Marlon Brando, you badly lit wobble bottom."

"From the musical agent orange bombing, to the smell of Napalm in the morning? How can one possibly sleep during this masterpiece?"

"Crisply comic, which goes at a good crack!"

"Is that a very young Harrison Ford as an officer in that movie? A pre Chewbacca triumph!"

"It took ages to film, almost made the director bankrupt, the least you can do is watch the darn thing."

"'Nam hell. At least this time with an off switch."

"Brando is as weird as can be. Method acting or just good lighting?"

"Dennis Hopper gives a pot be-smoked masterpiece of a performance. Triple bongs all round!"

"Nobody shaves their hair off like Brando."

"The ending seems to go on for an eternity."

"To be killed metaphorically is bad enough. But to be killed in a movie metaphor of sliced cow culling would be most actors worst nightmare. Indeed, could this have been attempted by any actor not of the caliber of tortured, flabby, bald, Brando."

"A masterpiece of editing. Was Brando ever there in the first place?"

Please tell me the ending or whole plot if necessary

Lieutenant Willard (Martin Sheen) seeks Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando) with a mission to kill him.

He kills him in the end in bloody bull-filled metaphor.

Quotable quotes (real)

"Charging a man with murder in this place is like giving out speeding tickets at the Indy 500."

Other comments

A core movie in most connoisseur's top fifty.

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