Heart of Darkness (1994) - Rotten Tomatoes

Heart of Darkness (1994)




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Previously the inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979), the dark novella Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, a parable about greed-inspired colonialism, was adapted into this television movie by offbeat filmmaker Nicolas Roeg. Ambitious sailor Marlow (Tim Roth) is employed by a British trading company. His mission is a journey to a remote colony in the Belgian Congo, the source of the consortium's profitable supply of ivory, where he's to retrieve some stranded cargo. As he travels upriver visiting the trading stations which acquire the precious commodity through exploitative barter with natives, Marlow hears wild tales of Kurtz (John Malkovich), a hugely-successful company manager whose post is deep in the jungle. It seems that Kurtz is revered as a god by the locals, both worshipped and greatly feared. Reaching Kurtz's compound, however, Marlow finds that the man has become a fiend, committing blasphemous atrocities and driven mad by power and disease. Malkovich was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe for his performance as Kurtz.


Timothy Bateson
as Accountant
Tim Roth
as Marlow
James Fox
as Gosse
Morten Faldaas
as Harlequin
Patrick Ryecart
as De Griffe
Peter Vaughan
as Director
Charles Kay
as Secretary
Phoebe Nichols
as The Intended
as Black Beauty
Phoebe Nicholls
as The Intended
John Savident
as Company Director
Alan Scarfe
as Captain Fenard
Jan Triska
as White Agent
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Critic Reviews for Heart of Darkness

All Critics (5)

It's a faithful and respectable version of Conrad's great classic, but not one that's memorable or exciting.

February 25, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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