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It's an interesting movie about something most of us have never heard of, but as a documentary sermon, it's incomplete. Evidence, please.
A humane, lotus-scented documentary with a heavy spiritual agenda.
Doing Time, Doing Vipassana is fine as far as it goes. But a lot has happened since then - including Bedi leaving Tihar -- and it would be nice if the documentary had brought us up to date.
Brief, underdeveloped documentary.
There are no guarantees that Vipassana meditation will keep these men out of jail in the future, but there have been so many promising signs that the course has been exported to the U.S.
It's a film with distinct virtues: It tells a fascinating story. It makes a strong case for an alternative approach to incarcerated criminals. And it provides an attractive introduction to Vipassana meditation.
For a "talking-head" nonfiction feature, Doing Time... is solidly shot and edited, a highly professional example of the form.
Makes a reasonable case that its featured discipline can be at least as big a boon to the penal system as cable-TV privileges.
This 50-minute film offers substantial food for thought on the subject of prison reform.
Earnest, if not as informative as it might have been.
An extraordinary documentary about the transformations brought about in prisoners after they practiced meditation in India's Tihar Prison.
It may be efficient but its brevity and aloof informational tone makes it something akin to an Epcot Center attraction.
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