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Kumaré Reviews

September 7, 2012
What started as a long, elaborate joke becomes a journey, both for Gandhi's students and for the filmmaker himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 6, 2012
Your view of the film may hinge on whether you can accept the ethics of his fakery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 6, 2012
There's a Morgan Spurlock narcissism to "Kumaré." It could just as well have been called "Super-Spiritualize Me."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 16, 2012
As "Kumaré" plays out, both Gandhi and the film become something else, something much more thoughtful and moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 9, 2012
It's a fascinating social experiment, but not much of a movie.
August 9, 2012
When I first heard this film described, I assumed it would be a satirical, snarky comedy like Sacha Baron Cohen's "Borat." Not so.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 3, 2012
A sort of kinder, gentler "Borat."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 22, 2012
If this sounds like reality TV, it basically is. It is also an extremely mean trick. What redeems "Kumaré" and its director is that Gandhi knows that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 21, 2012
Almost a 21st-century illustration of the principles described in William James' "Varieties of Religious Experience."
June 21, 2012
Skims over the vast topic of religion-divorced spirituality, particularly as attached to yoga, with a calculated superficiality...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 20, 2012
[A] dubious Borat-esque documentary.
Read More | Original Score: C
June 19, 2012
[An] ambiguous exploration of religion, teaching and spiritual leadership.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 19, 2012
Prepare to have your assumptions pitched out the window by this tense, surprisingly probing satirical documentary...
June 19, 2012
Predictably, the doc got a rousing reception at hipster-laden SXSW; real people might find it a touch easy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5