Based on 1946 votes and 185 reviews
this movie is one of my favorite movies of all time, it an amazing story, alot of history. don`t hesitate to watch, you`ll be amazed. i just can`t stop talking about this movie. watch it, please. you won`t regret it i promise
The movie takes you to the past. Brilliant directing and casting. Makes me wonder about tribal cultures that exists today... the middle east, africa, to name a few...wouldn`t it be better/worse if they were ruled by whites? A movie that makes you think is a great movie.
I`m torn about this movie, I thought it was pretty good as far as movies go but there was a lot of conjecture as far as Mayan civilization goes. They have no way of know what the fields were used for where the men were running for their lives, archaeolgists call them ballcourts, like for games, not where people died. Also, they believed that sacrifice meant more if it was willing, not captives. Also, some people were saying that this was an extinct race, the Mayan people are still alive and well, I wonder how much ethnographic research Mell gibson actually did with those people.
Awful. I couldn`t convince myself to stay any longer after lasting one third into the movie. Sure there were lots of fighting action but the pace of the storyline was too slow...it is frustrating.
WOW! WOW! WOW! I loved it! NUFF SAID!
Great movie. Worth while seeing. Don`t listen to the haters.
Great movie, one of the best I`ve seen in a while.
I was on the edge of my seat for the whole movie. I thought it was very well done. A great movie to see on the big screen - worth your money in entertainment value. Some scenes ( well,a lot of scenes ) may be disturbing to certain viewers.
Spectacular movie, Mel has outdone himself, this is how true movies are made.
Mel is the best ! Absolutely fantastic, breathtaking, an exciting and well made film, awesome ! WOW
Breathtaking, yet again, Mel Gibson delivers a great film
Would definitely see this again. The sacrificial scenes are true to actual history. Gods were thought to be appeased by human sacrifice. The ending was fitting because when the Europeans arrived, it signalled the ending of their civilization: disease, slavery, torture ....and ultimately the death of their (whether Mayan, Aztec or Arawak) race. So, although the tribes were trying to enslave one another, it was the Europeans that did them all in. It leaves us to ponder who are the true barbarians?
An exciting and well made film, not runined by the actors speaking in american accents. Although gory at times not unnecessarily so and not as bad as I expect it truly was.Some wonderfully thought provocking monments in an otherwise action packed film. I could enjoy watching it again.
Fantastic experience! Mel Gibson is a very talented director!
The movie was well made. Blood, gore, killings, slaughter and carnage all related to the story line. The ending was dissapointing as the story revolved around the elders slaughtering the tribesmen as human sacrifice. If Jaguar Paw went back to the village with his wife and kids... is`nt there a possibility of him being a victim again? Or is it going to be part of a sequeal??
ya! so good, however it was really gory, some weird parts. but ya i got my moneys worth. hooters is hot!
totally don`t get it. too much running around.
Wicked film! Best movie I`ve seen in a really long time and I watch tons of movies. I`m going to see it again.
Good movie, great story and pursuasive acting. Disliked for obvious reasons (Mel Gibson just to name a few) But I think overall it is very powerful. A bit gory, however they weren`t the most welcoming people and by no means were the lines crossed for this type of movie. Some scenes were a bit lengthy (Jaguar paw being chased for what seemed like an eternity) but they ended good. I`d see it again.
The chase scene is a little lengthy, but still good. Gory, but appropriate for this kind of movie. I thought it was good. Wouldn`t watch it agian though. (too long)
A very underwhelming experience.I was really looking forward to this film but,it brought nothing new to the screen.Okay,it forced you to read subtitles but this is nothing innovative.A long chase film that was only missing the proverbial car crashes that would make it like any other Hollywood piece of mundane filming.Very grahic violence does not make a good film and Mel tried but could not out gore The Passion of the Christ.Maybe Mel just needs to find a good script that does not involve the spilling of blood on the screen.Disappointing film.....
I walked out about half way from the end because of the gory scenes. But I would like to know the end. I left after they were trowing the spears to the men chasing their freedom if they were able to cross the field without getting kill.
Very well done.Another one of Mel Gibsons`masterpiece.
This film was one of Mel`s Best and yes is was graphic and gory but so was that civilization. The violence was an accurate representation of the culture and it also served to develope the main character. Absolutely brilliant. Best movie I`ve seen in quite a long time.
Myself and several others walked out of theatre after 15 minutes. Too bad there isn`t a minus star rating. An uber violent movie that batters your senses with an ongoing slaughter house orgy. I`m really appalled that anyone would find any merit for this type of "entertainment".
awesome. Wow. This opens a whole new genre of film!
this is a good movie. it is by no means brilliant, as some people are calling it, but it`s definitely not bad either. it`s a good story and the subtitles aren`t a problem. after about five minutes, you forget you`re even reading them. the fight scenes are pretty gory, though, especially at the beginning. i realize that they`re obviously essentiel for the movie but they`re much more graphic and drawn out than they need to be. also, i found mel gibson`s directing job mediocre. but one of the really good things was that the story had an excellent main character. the acting was good and the character himself was very appealing. i couldn`t help bu
Excellent...one of the best movies I`ve seen in a long while. It felt as if only an hour had passed while I watched it- it ended too soon. A bit graphic for some I would imagine. Not inaccurate as some have suggested- all cultures have had periods of violence at least. After a while you seem to scarcely notice it is subtitled!
wicked movie, didn`t want it to end.
At first I just saw it because we were late for Rocky Balboa and this was the last show playing at the theatre. I had no clue what I was in for and at first I thought I wouldn`t be able to hand it because of the subtitles. It was a great movie though, clever & emotional. For the gory parts, just turn your head. It was an amazing movie. Wether it be in the theatre or on TV, it is worth the watch.
Mel Gibson has created another bad film. Don`t waste your money on twisted history and just a dumb ending. He truly must get his head examined to have produced this sensationalistic abomination. Too much blood, a poor storyline and weak actors. Once again he uses history as his backdrop, however it is untrue in this film. Don`t even wait for video, just forget about it!
Brilliant, absolutely brilliant
Worst movie of the year! I still do not know what the movie was about. Anybody that thinks this is a good movie, does not know anything about the INDIANS that live in de jungle. Enormous waste of money!!!!!
I absolutely loved it. My husband and I went and you don`t even realize that it`s captioned!! Would go again.
Interesting and engaging movie. I loved the scenes when the villagers sat down and listen to the elder`s stories and wisdom. Great visuals, costumes, story and I loved the prophetic little girl!!
My boyfriend dragged me to see it, and I was pleasantly surprised! Sure, everyone keeps commenting on the blood and guts, but stop crying!! It was needed for the story! And a great story at that! Mel Gibson is amazingly talented and his movies just continue to captivate people. This movie deserves much more attention and publicity, but obviously some people are still holding grudges against poor Mel... Go see it in theaters! the sound and picture just adds to this epic.
Poor, my last Mel Gibson movie. Not true to the culture, not factual and certainly not entertaining unless you enjoy a couple of hours of humans being tormented, in short nothing but gor at least to the half way point where I walked out. Save your money for a good movie.
great movie.. a must see!!!
There`s too much blood and guts flying around to understand what he meant by all this. True Mel Gibson style.
Great movie, go into it not expecting anything and just follow the story. You`ll like it if you can appreciate and enjoy a well done movie.
This movie was amazing, Mel Gibson is a genuis!
I was spellbound by this film. I never expected Mel Gibson to treat this subject matter as artfully or as sensitively as he has. I was completely enamored with the story and the beauty with which it was told.
Griping story from start to finish of paradise & innocence lost, great film
i didn`t think the movie was too violent or gruesome... action was not bad... boy friend thought the movie was kinda dumb. not the best movie that`s for sure!!! 3 star
Apocalypto wasn`t as good as I thought it would be but it wasn`t to bad. The acting was really well done, especially this being most of the unknown casts first film. The cinemetography was well shot, especially when the men are running through the jungle. I also liked the fact that there wasn`t alot of subtitles. Alot of the stunts were pretty convincing, not like other movies where you think "Oh my god, that is so phony." This was a pretty decent film, but I think it is more of a rental. C+
best movie ever
I really enjoyed this film. I have always held an interest for the Mayan or Inca. A truly vivid, exciting, thrilling and informative picture. I have suggested this movie to several others. MP
Mel as always did great!