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Confessions of a Burning Man Reviews

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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
May 13, 2004
The film's strength is in its ability to bring the experience of Burning Man to its audience, evoking not only the heat, dust and fatigue, but the sheer awe of its enormousness and generosity of spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Judith Lewis
L.A. Weekly
May 12, 2004
Reduces a complex social environment to a trifling spectacle of fakery, peopled by faux-hemians who offer up trivial confessions as if they're earth-shattering.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 23, 2004
Fails to convey what brings thousands of people to this place every year. Guess you had to be there.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
March 25, 2004
I emerged charmed by some characters, a bit more informed than before about Burning Man as a whole, but decidedly non-immersed.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
February 27, 2004
It's more like a routine home video with arty pretensions.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
February 26, 2004
An incoherent documentary about the annual Burning Man arts festival in the northern Nevada desert.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Gehr
Village Voice
February 24, 2004
Less sentiment and more peculiarity would have limned a richer, though probably less audition-tape-worthy, reflection of Burning Man's 25,000-strong community of the absurd.
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Joe Brown
San Francisco Chronicle
September 24, 2003
It's like being trapped at a fascinating party with a boring guide.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4