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Little Buddha Reviews

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.
June 24, 2006
Bertolucci's epic is a disappointment.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
Though uneven, the film is engagingly moving and often humorous.
January 1, 2000
Little Buddha succeeds precisely because of its guileless innocence.
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
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
May 25, 1994
Full Review | Original Score: C+