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The Dhamma Brothers Reviews

November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 13, 2008
An example of advocacy filmmaking at its most inspired.
May 16, 2008
A sincere but unevenly made documentary about Buddhism on death row.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 9, 2008
Most of these men will never know freedom beyond prison walls, but they have learned liberation from within.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 9, 2008
A sort of cross between The Shawshank Redemption and an episode of MSNBC's Lockup, the intriguing documentary The Dhamma Brothers makes a cogent case for prisoner rehabilitation over, as one inmate here bluntly puts it, being 'warehoused till you die'.
May 2, 2008
There's one image you're likely to take away from this mind-boggling documentary. It's of rows and rows of men dressed completely in white and seated cross-legged on royal blue mats.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 11, 2008
The Dhamma Brothers offers a constructive alternative to the hopelessness of human warehousing.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 11, 2008
Takes you on a thrilling and hopeful voyage through a very dark place.
April 8, 2008
Subject matter definitely trumps stylistic nuance in this solid journeyman effort.
April 8, 2008
There's no doubt that the Brothers are a compelling bunch, but their story isn't well served here.