Baraka Reviews

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.