Apocalypto (2007) 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…
DVD Review

Apocalypto (2007)

APOCALYPTO NOW Gibson's sharp (if bloody) action-drama about the Mayans comes to DVD
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APOCALYPTO NOW Gibson's sharp (if bloody) action-drama about the Mayans comes to DVD
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: May 22, 2007; DVD Release Date: May 22, 2007; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: Rudy Youngblood; 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 15, 2007 Published in issue #935 May 25, 2007 Order article reprints