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ApocalyptoInfuse The Last of the Mohicans with the bloodlust of 300, and you have Apocalypto, Mel Gibson's thrilling tale of one...ApocalyptoMystery and ThrillerPT137MRInfuse The Last of the Mohicans with the bloodlust of 300, and you have Apocalypto, Mel Gibson's thrilling tale of one...2007-05-18Dalia HernandezBuena Vista Pictures

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B+

Apocalypto

Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez; Director: Mel Gibson; Author: Mel Gibson, Farhad Safinia; Release Date Wide: 12/08/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 137; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

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+

Originally posted May 18 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT

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