While being more about madness and paranoia than the Vietnam war, Apocalypse Now still stands as probably the best fictional movie concerning Vietnam ever made. To me this is Coppolas true masterpiece even above the Godfather. A career best for Martin Sheen and a great cast all around. It's pretty sad to say that Marlon Brando is the worst part of the movie. He doesn't ruin the normal cut of the film but in the Redux he gets a bit more screen time and kind of slows down the whole affair. If you've never seen Apocalypse Now then definitely watch the original 2 and a half hour cut as opposed to the 3 and a half hour Redux. Then if you like the first cut check out the Redux. I love both versions but the original flows better.