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.
Larger ideas of a mind-body connection, and mentions of brain research, are not treated in an inspiring or deeply informative way.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Danish director Phie Ambo's documentary only scratches the surface of a complex subject.
| Original Score: 2/4
By the end of this documentary, you'll feel like a kid again, filled with wonder and questions about humanity and yourself.
| Original Score: 3/4
A wealth of information is sufficiently articulated, though the film's greatest strength is Ambo's compassion toward the subjects.
Phie Ambo deftly captures her subjects' sense of paranoia and helplessness without encroaching on their brave candor.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
An enlightening documentary about using mindfulness, breathing techniques, and yoga to reprogram the brain and ease the mind.
| Original Score: 4/5
"There's something healing about simply watching "Free the Mind" ...
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
Davidson's compilation of seemingly immeasurable data is interesting, as is the doctor himself.
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.