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Unmistaken Child Reviews

November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 2, 2009
This documentary is only partly a story of the chosen one; mainly, and more intriguingly, it's a chronicle of the choosing one, of the nervous young monk charged with the job of leading the search party.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 2, 2009
Films that address faith and love as eloquently as this moving 2008 documentary are rare.
October 2, 2009
The film is fascinating on every level -- as a portrait of a willing servant in a complex, powerful and inscrutable religious system and a feast of spectacular sights and unusual mundane events in a corner of the world rarely exposed to prying eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 23, 2009
[Director] Baratz doesn't ask any of the obvious questions, preferring to observe uncritically, and if you can do the same, you may find Unmistaken Child worth seeing. I could not, and grew restless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 16, 2009
[Director] Baratz's access to every stage of the process -- from Zopa's selection of a candidate to the testing of that candidate to the blessing of the Dalai Lama himself -- is phenomenal, almost indescribably privileged.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
July 16, 2009
You could argue that the film would be stronger if it explained more fully and asked more questions, yet "Unmistaken Child'' stands as a window on a beautiful and mysterious world. The questions it leaves hanging are for us to untangle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 2, 2009
Adorable, moving, bewildering, sad and, ultimately, peaceful.
June 26, 2009
A compelling documentary about events that followed the 2001 death of the revered Tibetan master Geshe Lama Kochog.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 12, 2009
Its privileged glimpse deep into unfamiliar spiritual territory has the strength of revelation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 12, 2009
Unmistaken Child stands above most others in offering us an intimate look at Tibetan Buddhism in action, with no external commentary or narration.
June 4, 2009
Baratz's apparent willingness to accept everything at face value papers over some of the more troubling aspects of Tenzin's mission, but Unmistaken Child allows the mysteries of the process to be preserved without judgment.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 3, 2009
The story unfolds in Israeli director Nati Baratz's intriguing, beautifully filmed documentary Unmistaken Child, which records Tenzin Zopa's search and its aftermath.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 3, 2009
The documentary stands as a visually candid and picturesque peek into one of the world's most mysterious practices.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
June 3, 2009
The movie is a drama of faith, a Tibetan monk's search for the reincarnation of his beloved master Lama Konchog.
June 3, 2009
Unmistaken Child documents the four-year search of Tenzin Zopa, a gentle, baby-faced 28-year-old Nepalese monk.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5