Lisa Schwarzbaum
September 07, 2012 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Samsara

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
99 minutes
Limited Release Date
09/07/12
distributor
Oscilloscope Pictures
genre
Documentary

We gave it a B-

The accumulated images in this wordless documentary, shot in 25 countries around the world in awesome 70mm, are literally hypnotic. That’s the goal of filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, who previously made wordless eye candy in 1992 with Baraka. It’s debatable, though, whether New Age mesmerization means as much in our own new age of computer-screen wallpaper. Samsara stares at Asian temples, African tribesmen, and chickens bound for slaughter with the same blank eye. B-

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