Mary Poppins Returns
Log in with Facebook
Forgot your password?
Don't have an account? Sign up here
and the Terms and Policies,
and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango.
Already have an account? Log in here
Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password.
No consensus yet.
No consensus yet.
All Critics (14)
| Top Critics (6)
| Fresh (13)
| Rotten (1)
Their devotion is staggering. And so is the film.
If you've ever felt lost and been mysteriously relieved by a friendly voice saying, "This way," whatever your faith or spirituality, this patient, majestic movie is for you.
The film is restful and exhausting, inviting us into contemplation: of Tibet's epic-scale natural beauty, which has rarely been filmed with such you-are-there patience and intimacy, each new horizon these pilgrims reach a reward for their perseverance ...
There's never been a road movie quite like Paths of the Soul, an extraordinary chronicle of ordinary Tibetan citizens undertaking a 1,200-mile pilgrimage to Lhasa.
Blurring the confines between documentary and fiction, it takes the empathetic viewer on an incredible journey that can be almost as painful to follow vicariously from a theater seat as it must have been on the pilgrims.
The views of Tibet are spectacular; you get the impression of traveling through an ancient world.
This is, in short, a blandly soothing film with little substance of any sort.
[Paths of the Soul] works beautifully as a study of faith, compassion and spirituality.
No less extraordinary than the action depicted in director Zhang Yang's festival hit is the fact that it's so watchable.
Sights of stones tumbling down a mountain, or of pilgrims dancing by a river, look spontaneous and extraordinary. Long takes and widescreen vistas poetically show a minute human presence traversing a vast natural landscape.
Paths of the Soul is less interested in individual drama than in offering a portrait of constant communal work in the service of personal spiritual fulfillment.
This is slow cinema at its finest.
There are no featured reviews for Paths of the Soul (Kang rinpoche) at this time.
There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.