Opening

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—— The Fluffy Movie Jul 25
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The Nature of Existence Reviews

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

A journey that prizes intellectual search over simplistic solutions, and if you come to it with a similar attitude you should enjoy ambling along.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: B

August 3, 2010
Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
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Freewheeling and funny.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: 4/5

July 23, 2010
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

A fascinating film that shows us just how crazy we are for even trying to answer the big questions.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

July 8, 2010
John Anderson
Variety
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While it will strike some as smug and others as sincere, pic certainly has a feel-good tone and playful attitude.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 6, 2010
Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times
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As a conversation starter ... it's an affable appetizer.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

July 2, 2010
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

A smart, engrossing, and entertaining crash course in the study of What It All Means.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3/4

June 18, 2010
Mike Hale
New York Times
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His film is no more profound than its forerunners, but it's quicker, funnier and less pretentious.

| Original Score: 3/5

June 18, 2010
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

An enlightening, provocative and captivating spiritual journey well worth taking.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 8.35/10

June 18, 2010
Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
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A genial, low-impact collection of thoughtful sound bites on all the big stuff.

June 17, 2010
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Without putting his own impression on his story, Nygard has made The Nature of Existence both a broad, far-reaching exploration of the concept of existence and an affirmation of the individual possession of belief.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3/4

June 16, 2010
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Humorously spritual journey which should lead to an interesting discussion after the closing credits.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 7/10

May 19, 2010
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Sort of a "Whitman's Sampler" of religious, metaphysical, and philosophical beliefs and opinions from all over the world.

Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

May 13, 2010
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Nygard has done a terrific job of asking questions, getting answers and finding interesting people to appear in this film.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: A

May 10, 2010
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

I didn't learn anything, but I sure had a good time laughing at the subject, which made it all worthwhile.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

March 23, 2009
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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After 90 minutes of scattershot quips, I felt like I was wearing spiritual beer goggles.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 30, 2010
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Certainly there are filmgoers who enjoy this kind of noncommittal metaphysical quest. I am not one of them. It makes me think that the filmmaker is more interested in showing us his vacation slides instead of sharing any real insights.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1/5

July 16, 2010
David Cornelius
Popcornworld

It's overly, apologetically polite in its efforts to cover all the bases.

Full Review Source: Popcornworld | Original Score: 1/5

July 10, 2010
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Inquiring into the reasons human beings exist, filmmaker Roger Nygard uncovers this stunner: Various people have different opinions.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 6, 2010
Steve Ramos
Boxoffice Magazine

The problem is that Nygard is not a showman (like Moore) and the journey quickly loses its appeal.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

June 30, 2010
Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Engaging but ironically lightweight, The Nature of Existence offers differing views about The Meaning of Life.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

June 17, 2010
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