The Holy Mountain Reviews

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David Fear
Time Out
April 21, 2007
Not even Buñuel with a brainful of Woodstock's bad brown acid could have made something this gloriously screwy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
April 18, 2007
Alejandro Jodorowsky's Holy Mountain is a dazzling, rambling, often incoherent satire on consumerism, militarism and exploitation.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
April 11, 2007
This is an extraordinary visual concoction, loaded with stunning primary colors, anti-religious caricatures drawn from Diego Rivera and a succession of dreamlike, grotesque vistas worthy of Dalí at his most deranged.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
March 16, 2007
Jodorowsky loves to confront the viewer with endless brutality and grotesque decadence and degradation, but here he expresses it with a rich, densely visual imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
February 2, 2007
Neither for the faint of heart or the linear of thinker, The Holy Mountain qualifies both as a fascinating period relic and an enduringly transfixing jaw-dropper.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
January 26, 2007
Halfway through we're introduced to nine industrialists and politicians -- they narrate their heinous biographies in Godardian voiceover -- who embark up the title mountain to become immortal. Dude.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
February 9, 2006
It's slightly tedious going, but you certainly get plenty to look at, what with costumed frogs and lizards re-enacting the conquest of Mexico.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 13, 2002
More overtly religious and New Agey than Jodorowsky's other pictures, it describes a spiritual quest and slings in outrageous shocks at every opportunity, yielding many eyefuls and some occasional food for thought.