Baraka Reviews

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December 13, 2012
A cinematic sight for sore eyes.
December 13, 2012
The only reaction permitted is gawping.
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.
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 gap year of forest temples, baking deserts and teeming cities.
December 13, 2012
Breathtaking and serenely beautiful to watch, Baraka is still the visual delight it was twenty years ago, thanks to phenomenal photography, superb editing and a strapping score.
December 4, 2012
Either an awesome vision of the world in all its time-lapsed wonder or visual whale music.
April 2, 2009
Critics and audiences have struggled to find the right words to describe the effect Baraka has on them for 16 years; but it seems appropriate to be speechless after seeing this wordless masterpiece of cinema.
November 6, 2008
October 7, 2005
August 2, 2005
March 4, 2004
December 16, 2003
April 5, 2003
images [and juxtapositions] in BARAKA . . provoke speculation about our place in the cosmos
January 13, 2003
[It] begins like a National Geographic tour....a vacation from dialogue and narrative, traveling strictly on imagery... [but]Baraka gets old before the 93 minutes are up.
August 30, 2002
Baraka's major strength is its realization that life happens all over the world and not just in America.
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