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Free The Mind Reviews

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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
October 11, 2013
A wealth of information is sufficiently articulated, though the film's greatest strength is Ambo's compassion toward the subjects.
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Loren King
Boston Globe
October 10, 2013
Davidson's compilation of seemingly immeasurable data is interesting, as is the doctor himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
July 25, 2013
If you focus on its fascinating subject matter and the dramatic revelations presented here with irrefutable impact, "Free the Mind" qualifies as a pioneering inquiry at the outermost boundaries of neuroscience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Marco Chown Oved
Toronto Star
June 6, 2013
By the end of this documentary, you'll feel like a kid again, filled with wonder and questions about humanity and yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 28, 2013
This is overall a compassionate and curious film about the real-world implications of some fascinating research happening right in our backyard, helping our own neighbors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
May 17, 2013
"There's something healing about simply watching "Free the Mind" ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
May 2, 2013
Phie Ambo deftly captures her subjects' sense of paranoia and helplessness without encroaching on their brave candor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
May 1, 2013
An enlightening documentary about using mindfulness, breathing techniques, and yoga to reprogram the brain and ease the mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
June 7, 2013
Danish director Phie Ambo's documentary only scratches the surface of a complex subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
May 2, 2013
Larger ideas of a mind-body connection, and mentions of brain research, are not treated in an inspiring or deeply informative way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Inkoo Kang
Village Voice
April 30, 2013
Devotees may enjoy seeing their practice in (proverbial) action, but the veterans' therapy is too short and qualitatively evaluated to convince skeptics or would-be recruits.
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