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Decoding Deepak Reviews

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Emily Kirkpatrick
Paste Magazine
November 9, 2012
Tthe film feels amateurish and leaves a lot to be desired as a documentary on one of the world's biggest spiritual icons.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.4/10
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Serena Donadoni
October 25, 2012
Gotham spent a lifetime observing his father connect with the faithful, and he's skeptical of the wise teacher/eager student dynamic.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
October 4, 2012
There is precious little table-turning or real insight in "Decoding Deepak" - unless uncovering a passion for Starbucks and a preference for upscale hotels counts as takedown material.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Andy Webster
New York Times
October 4, 2012
"Decoding" ultimately becomes Gotham's gentle tribute to Dad, who shall probably provide handsomely for his heirs. It is also a tacit endorsement of Chopra Inc.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Scott Bowles
USA Today
October 4, 2012
While Decoding offers some tantalizing insights into the celebrity guru, the movie, at its core, is playing out daddy issues as the filmmaker wonders aloud about whether his dad has gotten too big for his britches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
October 4, 2012
Glossy tribute from a son to his eminent guru of a papa is not so different, even with all that spirituality, from recent film portraits of Katy Perry and Justin Bieber.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
October 4, 2012
Like its subject, the movie is not as calculating as it seems.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
October 3, 2012
A documentary following Deepak Chopra, a fireball of energy, creativity and spiritual vision, on the road for a year, filmed by his son.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Nordine
Village Voice
October 2, 2012
As much an exercise in self-help as it is a demystification of its title character.
Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine
September 29, 2012
Unlike his father, Gotham Chopra is more interested in his own latent daddy issues than with questions of cosmic import.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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