Kundun Reviews

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January 9, 2018
The film is, in many ways, a remarkable achievement but also a singularly undynamic entry in the director's canon.
February 1, 2010
The music ties together all the pretty pictures, gives the narrative some momentum, and helps to induce a kind of alert detachment, so that you're neither especially interested nor especially bored.
February 1, 2010
Scorsese has taken the harsh mystery out of Tibetan Buddhism, and out of its oppression, too.
December 20, 2006
Disregarding commercial considerations, Scorsese's haunting meditation on Dalai Lama's early life is a majestic spectacle of images and sounds, but it's bogged down by a routine script that fails to offer fresh insights on Tibet's non-violent culture
June 24, 2006
Urged on by Philip Glass's throbbing, blaring score, the director conjures a phenomenal, trance-like climax, owing more to dreams, second sight and the mind's eye than conventional dramatic rhetoric.
April 12, 2002
A great film about a good man.
August 17, 2018
The effect is to make one feel as if one is seeing Tibet's recent history through the Dalai Lama's eyes.
December 15, 2017
It's not exactly 'Goodfellas.' But it's not every filmmaker who can create works as divergent as 'Goodfellas' and 'Kundun,' either.
February 1, 2010
Vigorously directed, sensual and hypnotic, Scorsese's film is a visually extraordinary meditation on ritual, nature and humanity.
February 1, 2010
A challenging, thought provoking, mediative film that sits uncomfortably with Scorcese's previous work is helped no end by a superb score by Philip Glass.
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