Pretty enough, but one kind of hopes for a little magic in a movie with "magicians" in its title.
| Original Score: 2/5
It's a disappointment to report that Bhutanese filmdom is not off to a good start.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Lovely, obvious and strangely unconvincing.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
| Original Score: 2/4
With its spiritual underpinnings and scenic splendor, the film casts a distinctive top-of-the-world spell.
| Original Score: B+
So pretty you want to put it on your wall.
| Original Score: 3/4
It will probably not be long remembered, but it charms and entertains in the moment, at least.
| Original Score: B-
Pic has been adeptly packaged, with every advantage taken to show off the spectacular locations through which the travelers journey.
| Original Score: 4/5
The film is not profound and the resolution not entirely satisfying, but it a pleasant enough experience.
| Original Score: 6/10
America may have many things to offer, but it doesn't have scenery like this
An extraordinary Buddhist road movie about the dangers and unhappiness that comes in our attempts to deny the present moment for dreamlands of our own making.
| Original Score: 5/5
Khyentse Norbu traces Dondup's path to enlightenment with mixed results that are nonetheless culturally engaging and gently amusing.
What an curious, beautiful film!
That [director] Norbu elicits believable and fully developed characters out of his cast of non-actors is all the more impressive.
| Original Score: B+
All Norbu's posturing for a greater spiritual meaning never materialized, though it still looms as an assured work.
| Original Score: B
The scenery is breathtaking, the amateur cast is appealing, and the road trip, though as shaggy and unruly as the vagabond official's haircut, emits a pleasant buzz.
To watch this movie is to be moved not only by an affecting, warmly spirited yarn, but also by the wisdom that seems to waft to us directly from those snow-capped peaks.
It's transporting, it's magical.
| Original Score: 4/4
It's a leisurely yet resonant film that reinforces the power of cinematic storytelling.
Mainly notable for its exoticism and gorgeous scenery.