Samsara 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… Samsara 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… 2012-09-07 PG-13 PT99M Documentary Oscilloscope Pictures
Movie Review

Samsara (2012)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Sep 07, 2012; Rated: PG-13; Length: 99 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures

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-

Originally posted Sep 05, 2012 Published in issue #1224-1225 Sep 21, 2012 Order article reprints
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