Crazy Wisdom (2011)



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Chogyam Trungpa, renowned Tibetan Buddhist leader, shattered notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave when he renounced his monk's vows & eloped with a sixteen year-old aristocrat. Twenty years after his death, Trungpa's name still evokes admiration and outrage. What made him tick? And just what is enlightenment, anyway? -- (C) Official Site

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Faith & Spirituality
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Box Office: $86.2k
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The film may be of greatest interest to those already familiar with Trungpa. Others may wonder at the shortage of critical perspective, and may find themselves less than wholly sympathetic to Trungpa's controversial actions.

Full Review… | July 13, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
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Demetrakas has decided to simply present the man in all his demanding complexities and let him and his encounters with associates speak for themselves.

Full Review… | December 1, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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The movie goes mushy when it should be critical, and leaves you with questions that it's not prepared to answer.

Full Review… | November 27, 2011
New York Times
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It plays more like a TV infomercial than an unbiased examination of the Tibetan's controversial life.

Full Review… | November 25, 2011
New York Post
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I detected only charlatanism.

Full Review… | November 22, 2011
Village Voice
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The late Chogyam Trungpa's very colorful life makes for a most engaging narrative here.

Full Review… | November 21, 2011
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