People Claim This Historical Drama Is the 'Greatest Movie Of All Time'

By maks in Movies & TV On 3rd July 2024

Movie buffs are excited about a gripping historical drama from 2006, which Quentin Tarantino has praised as "a masterpiece."

The year 2006 was a remarkable one for the film industry, with the release of hits like The Break Up, The Last King of Scotland, Adam Sandler’s Click, Little Miss Sunshine, and The Pursuit of Happyness. 

Despite the popularity of these movies, there’s another lesser-known gem from that year that’s still capturing attention nearly two decades later.

A passionate fan shared their thoughts on Reddit: "One of the best movies of all time for me. The stakes are real, and there is a constant focus on what's important. 

The movie sparked some controversy in some countries. Buena Vista

"Everything that happens serves a purpose, and the amount of character development is perfect."

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The film in question, Apocalypto, directed and written by Mel Gibson, takes the audience back to the ancient Mayan empire. 

This was a time when the empire’s leaders began to show a more ruthless side as their power started to wane.

The plot centers around Jaguar Paw, portrayed by Rudy Youngblood, who, along with his entire village, is captured and marked for human sacrifice. Yikes.

Miraculously, Jaguar Paw manages to escape. His next challenge is to rescue his pregnant wife and their son.

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Fans continue to discuss Apocalypto with great enthusiasm on various social media platforms. 

One person emphatically stated that it is 'without a doubt' the 'greatest movie of all time'.

"Great film," one commenter noted, while another agreed, saying: "Definitely a favorite."

Yet another admirer commented: "They don't make movies like they used to! This movie was phenomenal!!"

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Supporting these fan reviews, Apocalypto holds a 79 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. 

The film not only won the hearts of viewers but also garnered critical acclaim. 

It won nine awards out of an impressive total of 23 nominations, which included three Oscar nominations.

However, the release of Apocalypto was not without its controversies, particularly in Italy.

The film’s initial rating by Italian censors allowed children to view it, but this decision was subsequently reversed by an Italian court. 

Mel Gibson's Apocalypto was released in 2006. Buena Vista

The court ruled that no children under the age of 14 should see the film.

At the time, Carlo Rienzi, president of the non-profit association Codacons, emphasized the need for child protection.

He argued that "Minors must be protected more than the economic interests of film production companies."

Interestingly, Russia was the only country that did not impose any age restrictions on viewing Apocalypto, while it was rated R in other countries.

For those intrigued and wishing to see this film, Apocalypto is available to stream on several platforms. 

These include Amazon Prime Video, Peacock, and Hoopla.