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Crazy Wisdom Reviews

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles 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
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New York Times
November 29, 2011
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
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
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
November 25, 2011
It plays more like a TV infomercial than an unbiased examination of the Tibetan's controversial life.
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
November 22, 2011
I detected only charlatanism.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
November 21, 2011
The late Chogyam Trungpa's very colorful life makes for a most engaging narrative here.
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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
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.