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Samsara Reviews

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September 20, 2012
Beautiful in the extreme, a revelation in high-def.
September 14, 2012
I'd be happy to have the lovely, 70mm images of Samsara as my computer screensaver, but I can't pretend that they combine for more collective substance than a series of adorable cat pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 14, 2012
"Samsara" finds the world a little less blessed than it was two decades ago, yet still beautiful, which seems to be the movie's primary message.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 13, 2012
Fricke and his crew capture such moments as a Hawaiian volcano erupting to life with a stunning, you-are-there clarity. But the film winds up being a collection of striking visuals without any emotional heft.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 11, 2012
This film captures some of the greatest images you'll see on the big screen this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 7, 2012
A rambling assault on the visual cortex that teeters between guided meditation and guided tour.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 7, 2012
"Samsara" is a ravishing visual experience, but it carries a message that at least some viewers will find less than compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 6, 2012
A thoughtful and profoundly gorgeous film in which the works of humanity are celebrated and questioned, the colossal scale of nature is revealed, the cruelties and grotesqueries of life are laid bare.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 6, 2012
The result is like an issue of National Geographic gone mad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 6, 2012
Samsara stares at Asian temples, African tribesmen, and chickens bound for slaughter with the same blank eye.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 6, 2012
A world of wonders without a guide or an agenda, "Samsara" rewards a leap of faith.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 6, 2012
Fricke's Super 70 Panavision camera gives us ravishing images without comment, allowing us to infer whatever connections we choose.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 6, 2012
Any sincerity inherent in the project is overwhelmed by the manufactured awe of its godawful New Age score.
September 6, 2012
Remains spellbinding and illuminative, pure art-house porn for adventurous moviegoers thirsting for a reconnection to the complexity and purity of life.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 6, 2012
There's no plot in "Samsara," but as sometimes happens when you listen to a piece of music or study an abstract painting, you may find yourself constructing one based on the selection and juxtaposition of the images.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 6, 2012
Lacks any sense of who, when, where and why to its imagery.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 6, 2012
"Samsara" is gorgeous. And sometimes, depending on expectations, looks are enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 6, 2012
Filmed over five years, in locations in 25 countries, it is the kind of experience you simply sink into.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 4, 2012
[A] ponderous and pointless collage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 4, 2012
Has no speaking roles and no clear through-line, but it's so sumptuously shot, edited and scored that it holds us in rapt attention
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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