Carlos Castaneda: Enigma of a Sorcerer - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Carlos Castaneda: Enigma of a Sorcerer Reviews

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Dennis Harvey
Variety
August 3, 2009
Though interviews here are primarily with former camp followers and pic was made by one, overall perspective is just critical enough to satisfy both New Age types and curious skeptics.
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
October 28, 2004
Unless you are already a fan of Castaneda, the film is likely to leave you feeling as though you've just watched a very long, lost episode of that old TV series In Search of ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
October 28, 2004
Even ignoring the low-grade aesthetics, the documentary feels like you've stepped into a geek-nerd convention where all but hardcore initiates will be either bored or amused by the proceedings.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
July 7, 2004
Not only doesn't provide any real information, it barely manages to convey why we should care.
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
June 2, 2004
Was Carlos Castaneda a great spiritual leader or a cynical con man? A digital video documentary struggles with that question but ultimately declines to answer it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ed Halter
Village Voice
June 1, 2004
If only there were drugs strong enough to make it all bearable.
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Joe Brown
San Francisco Chronicle
May 20, 2004
This documentary might have been better off as an audio book.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4