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Burden of Dreams Reviews

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

[VIDEO ESSAY] Les Blank's haunting documentary about the four years Werner Herzog spent making "Fitzcarraldo" is such an essential companion piece to the actual film that it seems irresponsible for any would-be audience member to view only one of the two.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: A+

April 29, 2014
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Gramophone music soothes the savage breast, and operatic human excess defines director and obsession as well as his lead character.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

July 18, 2011
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

O retrato extraordinário de um cineasta que, como o protagonista de seu filme, se entrega à obsessão por amor à Arte.

| Original Score: 5/5

January 26, 2010
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Remarkably candid behind-the-scenes documentary.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

August 17, 2008
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

May 24, 2008
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide

A fascinating portrait of a filmmaker pushed to the outer edge of sanity...

Full Review Source: All Movie Guide | Original Score: 9/10

October 26, 2007
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

not only captures the dramatic moments where Herzog risks life and limb ... , but he includes small details that provide necessary natural respites from Herzog's 'madness'

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B+

September 24, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 3/5

June 30, 2005
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Strangely, Burden of Dreams is a better film than Fitzcarraldo, if only because you get to see the fictional portions of the film along with the backstory

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 24, 2005
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

It's Fitzcarraldo with affirmed and not sublime biography; in essence, the same film without the pretense of fiction.

Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You

December 21, 2004
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

A searing voyeur's peek at two of cinema's most audacious talents -- and megalomaniacs.

| Original Score: 5/5

November 8, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Les Blank's Burden of Dreams is one of the most remarkable documentaries ever made about the making of a movie.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

October 23, 2004
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

| Original Score: 5/5

March 19, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 5/5

February 20, 2004
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

July 29, 2002
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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The film is at once funny and, in its depiction of the scant differences between art and megalomania, somewhat frightening.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000

Time Out
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June 24, 2006

Film4
May 24, 2003
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