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Crazy Wisdom Reviews

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August 2, 2012
Worth a look for the curious.
January 3, 2012
Well-shot and edited, but low on provocative insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.0/10
December 7, 2011
Crazy Wisdom appears to follow Trungpa's philosophical lead, in the sense that it doesn't criticize his behaviors, though it does consider his "times."
December 1, 2011
Demetrakas has decided to simply present the man in all his demanding complexities and let him and his encounters with associates speak for themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 28, 2011
Whether the viewer adheres to, or even grasps, Eastern religion, this look inside the guru entertains.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 23, 2011
An edifying documentary on the life and times of the controversial Tibetan Buddhist spiritual teacher and spiritual warrior whose mission was to build an enlightened society.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 21, 2011
The late Chogyam Trungpa's very colorful life makes for a most engaging narrative here.
November 17, 2011
A provocative account of Trungpa's global odyssey, Crazy Wisdom offers a perceptive, if one-sided, perspective on Trungpa's impact on American spirituality and the arts.
July 13, 2012
The film may be of greatest interest to those already familiar with Trungpa. Others may wonder at the shortage of critical perspective, and may find themselves less than wholly sympathetic to Trungpa's controversial actions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 9, 2012
There is not enough balanced coverage...to afford Crazy Wisdom anything other than a perfunctory nod; it unfolds like a fan letter to a rock star, forgiving of the debauched lifestyle the star leads because they have a beautiful voice.
December 3, 2011
A subject perhaps worthy of a documentary, but hopelessly obscured by fawning and myopia.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 27, 2011
The movie goes mushy when it should be critical, and leaves you with questions that it's not prepared to answer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 25, 2011
It plays more like a TV infomercial than an unbiased examination of the Tibetan's controversial life.
November 22, 2011
I detected only charlatanism.
November 22, 2011
The under rug-sweeping of the doc's eccentric flaws would be less grating if it elucidated Chögyam Trungpa's ideas with more clarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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