Ram Dass: Fierce Grace (2001)



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Once a symbol of '60s counterculture and psychedelic drug use, Ram Dass has since become a renowned speaker and author on the topics of aging, spirituality, and overcoming the mistakes of the past. This documentary chronicles his journey from his affiliations with LSD advocate Timothy Leary to his endeavor to continue remaking himself after his stroke in 1997.
Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest , Faith & Spirituality
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Critic Reviews for Ram Dass: Fierce Grace

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (8)

The film presents a brief but intriguing biography of its subject.

Full Review… | August 23, 2002
Seattle Times
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An ingratiating and comprehensive portrait of the widely admired spiritual leader.

Full Review… | June 21, 2002
Los Angeles Times
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Moving and informative.

Full Review… | June 21, 2002
L.A. Weekly
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Parts of the film feel a bit too much like an infomercial for Ram Dass's latest book aimed at the boomer demographic. But mostly it's a work that, with humor, warmth, and intelligence, captures a life interestingly lived.

June 7, 2002
Boston Globe
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A sober and affecting chronicle of the leveling effect of loss.

Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Village Voice
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A generous, inspiring film that unfolds with grace and humor and gradually becomes a testament to faith.

Full Review… | March 19, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Ram Dass: Fierce Grace


This movie made me feel more alive and aware, as well as inspiring me to continue along my path in the work I'm doing (I realize this is more of a comment than a review, but OH WeLL!

Robb Seal
Robb Seal

WOW. Can I say more? Yes. Unlike any experience I've heard/"seen," and I Highly recommend giving this movie a watch!

Ajay Tallam
Ajay Tallam

The only thing that spoke to me from this man's message was that we have to live out our own karma, so of course I am going on faith that he is living out his. Based upon this film, I'm not sure that is as clear to him as it is to the millions in the world whose sprits grow through suffering without feeling the need to have others see them as somehow original. He was given that beautiful gift of seeing the pipes in the ceiling and nothing else, yet saw this experience as a reason to be disappointed in his own spirituality. I hope the compassion of his gentle teacher will one day let him shed some of this ego and physical affluence. I don't think he is a fraud, rather he seems flawed like us all. He just has a lot more publicity attached to his flaws.

Susan Mitchell
Susan Mitchell

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