Arise Reviews

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Geoff Berkshire
September 26, 2013
The spirit is willing but the filmmaking is weak in "Arise," a touchy-feely documentary with laudable dual messages of empowering women and healing the planet.
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David DeWitt
New York Times
September 19, 2013
There's a sense of watching an overearnest public service message scored by the softest world-music sounds from Lilith Fair. Still, "Arise" always feels unified, a genuinely felt and executed womanist letter to the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Nordine
Village Voice
September 17, 2013
Reads more as a feature-length infomercial for the many organizations it highlights-all of which are more than deserving of the attention-than a probing look at what it means to be at one with our planet in the 21st century.