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Koyaanisqatsi - Life Out of Balance Reviews

Glenn Dunks
September 8, 2013
What sounds like a rather simplistic [film], a potential chore to sit through, actually proves to be an invigorating alternate take at the methods of cinema.
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
December 13, 2012
An extensive and virtually flawless presentation of one of American cinema's most fascinatingly singular achievements.
Mark Bourne
April 6, 2006
MGM's DVD release presents Koyaanisqatsi in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio, the value of which can't be underestimated.... Even better served is the audio ... that gives Philip Glass's monumental score the room-filling presence it deserves.
James Plath
August 14, 2004
Okay, I get it. Nature is calm, urban life is not, and we are not living as nature intended. Now what?
| Original Score: 6/10

DVD Beaver
May 13, 2004
David Annandale
January 24, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anthony Horan
March 16, 2003
January 16, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Barta
December 23, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic

Hollywood Reporter
October 15, 2002
Anthony Clarke
October 9, 2002
Lawrence P. Raffel
Monsters At Play
September 26, 2002

Boxoffice Magazine
September 26, 2002
September 19, 2002

September 18, 2002
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Aaron Beierle
September 18, 2002
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
September 17, 2002
The new MGM DVDs are the best way to see these films, unless you have access to the director's vault
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Olson
DVD Angle
September 17, 2002
Dan Lopez
September 11, 2002
Mike Pinsky
DVD Verdict
September 3, 2002
For a film with no direct narrative and no dialogue at all, Koyaanisqatsi is a wrenching, visceral experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 100/100