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ApocalyptoAs the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate.Keywords:
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Directors of "Apocalypto"Mel GibsonBirthdate: 3 January 1956, Peekskill, New York, USA
Creators of "Apocalypto"Mel GibsonBirthdate: 3 January 1956, Peekskill, New York, USAFarhad SafiniaBirthdate: 1975, Tehran, Iran
Critic Reviews of "Apocalypto"New York Magazine/VultureJune 29, 2007
Apocalypto demonstrates two things: that Mel Gibson is a hell of a filmmaker and that his imaginative world borders on the Neanderthal.Time OutDecember 30, 2006
This is by no means a boring film, then, but it is a grotesque one, and that brings it pretty close to camp.CNN.comDecember 30, 2006
As a piece of filmmaking it's certainly strong enough to restore his commercial viability. Whether that's to the good is another question entirely.New YorkerDecember 11, 2006
[Gibson] has learned how to tell a tale, and to raise a pulse in the telling. You have to admire that basic gift, uncommon as it is in Hollywood these days, though equally you have to ask what obsessions goad it on.Ebert & RoeperDecember 11, 2006
Mel Gibson is a real artist as a director.ReelViewsDecember 08, 2006
It's unlike any other movie to reach theaters this year and, because it is as visual an experience as it is visceral, it is best seen on a large screen.rec.arts.movies.reviewsJuly 18, 2014
A quite exciting spectacle based on a racist version of indigenous history, one in which the genocidal conquistadors are the New World's liberators.Cinemaphile.orgOctober 22, 2013
Apocalypto isn't simply an effective movie, but an immensely powerful one: a benchmark and a foresight seemingly all rolled into one.Empire Magazine AustralasiaNovember 07, 2012
Damn if the movie, through Mel's sheer determination, doesn't almost turn from a fight-n-flight gore fest into a moving meditation on a civilisation in the throes of decline. Almost.Metro Times (Detroit, MI)November 06, 2010
Ignore Apocalypto's symbolic hubbub and instead view it for Gibson's perverse sense of entertainment. His passionate spectacle of human destruction and doom packs a terrific visceral punch.Matt's Movie ReviewsJuly 06, 2010
Shot with digital camera on location in Mexico, Mel Gibson has created a visually stunning action/adventure epic that although has divided many with its historical accuracy, has spared no expense in bringing life to a world before European colonization.CinePassionAugust 28, 2009
Nothing if not visceral
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