Metacritic Movie Ratings
Apocalypto Reviews

4.0

68

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    By the end I felt sure it was the most obsessively, graphically violent film I'd ever seen, but equally sure that Apocalypto is a visionary work with its own wild integrity. And absolutely, positively convinced that seeing it once is enough for one lifetime.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

    The guy knows how to make a heart-pounding movie; he just happens to be a cinematic sadist.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    There's so much dark material jammed into this complicated, conflicted, challenging, and charismatic man's (Gibson) own noggin that sometimes he knows not, I think, what he's done. Here, behold, Mel Gibson has made the weirdest, most violent movie of the year.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    The movie is so impressionistic, it obfuscates any sense of history. We expect at least a hint at the causes of the Mayan Empire's demise, but instead we get Mesoamerican Rambo.

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