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Little Buddha Reviews

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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
December 7, 2007
Bertolucci's celebrated burnt-orange-and-burnished-lemon look remains handsome, and the story itself still commands some interest as a pivot into daunting material.
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Bertolucci's epic is a disappointment.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
A crazily mesmerizing pop artifact that ranks alongside Herman Hesse's novel Siddhartha in terms of extreme earnestness and quasi-religious entertainment value.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Joe Brown
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Though uneven, the film is engagingly moving and often humorous.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Little Buddha succeeds precisely because of its guileless innocence.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The modern sequences lack realism or credibility. The ancient sequences play like the equivalent of a devout Bible story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
As beautifully photographed and intelligently-written as the movie is, it has no emotional depth or appeal, and is often as cold and clinical as its gray depiction of Seattle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Entertainment Weekly
May 25, 1994
Full Review | Original Score: C+