Milarepa Reviews

November 17, 2011
November 5, 2008
Earnestly capturing in spirit the emergence of a holy man.
November 4, 2007
instructional value and exposure to Tibetan culture and values make this a worthwhile venture
November 2, 2007
Milarepa is a sort of Batman Begins version of the early life of renowned Tibetan saint Jetsun Milarepa (1052-1135).
November 1, 2007
The first of a two-part film about the life of an 11th-century Tibetan mystic, Milarepa evokes a time when sorcery was a poor man's way of making war, and the sight of yogis flying through the sky was commonplace.
October 11, 2007
Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint, a picturesque fable filmed in the mountains of northern India, shows us how most -- if not all -- roads to spiritual enlightenment are paved with suffering.
September 22, 2007
First-time filmmaker Neten Chokling, himself a great Tibetan meditation master, has made a remarkable film using nonprofessional actors and a mostly nonprofessional crew.
September 14, 2007
Those expecting a reflective Buddhist piece will be surprised. First-time director Neten Chokling's film actually is a powerful revenge drama. Despite the film's low budget, there's also spectacle, courtesy of the Himalayan locations.
September 7, 2007
A captivating fable, told with heartfelt eloquence and restraint.
September 3, 2007
A parabolic film about the early life of the Tibetan Buddhist saint Milarepa that works as a teaching story about the futility and emptiness of violence and revenge.
September 2, 2007
Here is austere classic drama tinged with early Kurosawa, a filmmaker among director Neten Chokling's favorites.