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Finding Joe Reviews

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September 25, 2011
The film quickly becomes redundant, and there's a self-congratulatory smugness to it that's off-putting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 27, 2011
Everyone's comments are thoughtful and articulate but everyone stays "on message" so steadfastly that no dialogue ever ensues. It's 20 people giving the same lecture.
September 30, 2011
Earnest attempt to introduce Joseph Campbell's philosophy looks and feels like an infomercial.
October 13, 2011
Campbell's admirers will probably enjoy the documentary, but I don't think it will do much for anyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 29, 2011
Solomon's approach places didacticism over revelation. The film is weighed down by a barrage of declarations from zealots in which wisdom is intertwined with the self-evident and platitudinous.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 4, 2011
Campbell's career and influence encompass much wider fields of interest than are considered here, despite the pic's colorful surface.
October 20, 2011
The bottom line for all these speakers is that if you follow the so-called hero's journey, you will find fame and fortune. I think we've heard this tune before.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 30, 2011
Nicely shot and edited but generally employs a standard "talking heads" approach and lectures more than it engages. It is strongest whenever it quotes (Joseph) Campbell directly.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 14, 2011
Useful and arguably illuminating documentary introduction to the work of Joseph Campbell.
September 29, 2011
A multidimensional film featuring commentaries from writers and filmmakers on how Joseph Campbell's hero's journey finds expression in our lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 29, 2011
Finding Joe feels like a homemade quilt: It's warm and comforting, but visually busy, with a repeating pattern that some will find stuffy and overwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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