Koyaanisqatsi - Life Out of Balance - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Koyaanisqatsi - Life Out of Balance Reviews

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Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
July 5, 2004
Relentlessly concerned with the surface reality of human life, Koyaanisqatsi completely misses the inner beauties and dignities of man-made civilization.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 18, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
October 6, 2002
Odd, hypnotic, and frequently quite beautiful.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 14, 2003
I guarantee you've never seen anything quite like it.
| Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
May 5, 2005
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com
April 6, 2006
Whether or not the movie exposes a world that is manifestly out of balance, Reggio and Glass's liturgy is that rarest of art forms: an avant-garde work with purpose and substance that also succeeds as entertainment.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
October 6, 2002
gets its point across through Phillip Glass' hypnotic and evocative score, cinematographer Ron Fricke's creative and provocative juxtapositions, and mystical forces
Full Review | Original Score: A
Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections
December 22, 2003
'A magnificent, eye-opening experience'
| Original Score: 4/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
October 29, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 18, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
October 27, 2003
Jaw dropping photography. A unique experience.
| Original Score: 5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 24, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
September 20, 2001
What makes this film great is its structure, the fact that photography, editing and music alone can combine to form an epic, 90-minute composition that coheres.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
October 30, 2001
| Original Score: 89/100
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
May 21, 2003
Unique and fascinating; great Philip Glass score
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 11, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
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