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Apocalypto

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Andrew Cooper

Apocalypto

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
137 minutes
Wide Release Date:
12/08/06
performer:
Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez
director:
Mel Gibson
distributor:
Buena Vista Pictures
author:
Mel Gibson, Farhad Safinia
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B+

Infuse The Last of the Mohicans with the bloodlust of 300, and you have Apocalypto, Mel Gibson’s thrilling tale of one man’s footrace through savage pre-Columbian Mexico to save his family. The subtitles don’t detract from Gibson’s sharp, visual style, and a fresh-faced cast resurrects the captivating ancient Mayans. EXTRAS Passion of the Christ director Gibson may revel in torturous violence, but he says in a commentary that the human sacrifice scene could’ve been worse. Think handless, footless, and, eww, skinless: ”We’re letting you off light, folks.” B+