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Raoul Trujillo as Zero Wolf in Apocalypto
Raoul Trujillo in his award-winning rôle
as Zero Wolf, in Mel Gibson's Apocalypto
Raoul Trujillo as Zero Wolf in Apocalypto

Film Review: Apocalypto (2006)

Plot Summary:

Directed by Mel Gibson and set in Central America, during the declining period of the Maya civilization, Apocalypto depicts the journey of a Mesoamerican tribesman who must escape human sacrifice and rescue his family after the capture and destruction of his village.
The film features a cast of Native American descent, and its Yucatec Maya dialogue is accompanied by subtitles.

Boston Herald, 2006

A credit to Gibson, the cast is terrific.
In the role of the maraudersí vengeance-seeking leader Zero Wolf, Raoul Trujillo makes a tremendous physical impression on the screen.
Boston Herald, December 8, 2006

Commonweal Magazine

The final sequence, the escape of the hero and his pursuit through the jungle by the vengeful warrior Zero Wolf (frighteningly embodied by a wonderful specimen named Raoul Trujillo) is at once the most conventional and most satisfying part of the movie.
Richard Alleva - commonwealmagazine.org

Quotes and Reactions

"I think it's a masterpiece. It was perhaps the best film of that year. I think it was the best artistic film of that year." -Quentin Tarantino

"An adrenaline-drenched chase movie ... a visceral visual experience." - Michael Medved **** (4 Stars out of 4)

"Maybe the best movie I've seen in 25 years." -Robert Duvall

"I was totally caught off guard. It's arguably the best movie I've seen in years. I was blown away." - Edward James Olmos

Raoul Trujillo as Zero Wolf in Apocalypto