Baraka Reviews

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March 23, 2010
The film's one-world thesis is asserted but never made convincing, as Fricke zigzags from the Western Wall to whirling dervishes to the Grand Mosque of Mecca in a superficial gloss on faith (and everything else).
January 26, 2006
Any one sequence might work powerfully in its own right, but string them together with a musical overlay and the banality of the connections becomes apparent.
January 9, 2003
The form is ravishing, though the content suffers by comparison.
January 1, 2000
It is claimed that the great age of travel is dead - that there are no longer amazing, exotic, beautiful and fearsome places for the traveler to discover. A movie like Baraka gives hope.
January 1, 2000
Nothing in this epic visual poem is less than extraordinary.
December 26, 2016
Among the most overwhelmingly gorgeous films ever made.
December 14, 2012
While it's easy to look at these often beautiful moving postcards, Fricke presents locations without identifying them, so most viewers will quickly find themselves lost and overwhelmed.
December 13, 2012
A cinematic sight for sore eyes.
December 13, 2012
The only reaction permitted is gawping.
December 13, 2012
A cinematic gap year of forest temples, baking deserts and teeming cities.
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