Note: Originally written in January 2015.
I must admit it took me the better part of a week to muster up both the courage and the right mindset to come up with a review for this flick. Yet I've failed and would concede that I don't have the right words to truly gauge the might, the audacity, the phenomenon and spectacle of this film. Rather, I'd direct you to Roger Ebert's three review-essays on this flick, found on his website. For all its underlying layers of sermon, critique and abstract portrayal of the beauty and doom of life, this film can easily be the subject of strong debate. One of the truly great films of all time, Coppola's production and direction of the flick is outright fantastic, the movie's premise and execution are mindboggling, the soundtrack is riveting and the visuals are spellbinding. Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper and Lawrence Fishburne bring so much brilliance to the palette too. And I've never used so many superlative accolades in such short a span of text for any movie ever.
Catch more on the flick at IMDB and Letterboxd.
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