SAMSARA Reviews

"Samsara is one of the most visually stunning films I have ever seen. This Blu-ray presentation is one of the best presentations I have ever seen."

Neil Lumbard, DVDTalk.com

"A Blu-ray presentation that's start-to-finish gorgeous"

"Sumptuous, thoughtful and profoundly gorgeous.  One of the most immersive things the screen has shown us in years."

Shawn Levy, The Oregonian

**** (Four Stars) "Magnificent. Noble. Uplifting"

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

"SAMSARA is, without a question, the most visually intoxicating film of year. Paints an astounding portrait of human existence." 

Matthew Singer, Willamette Weekly

"The film's imagery is epic and trance-inducing." 

Mark Holcomb, SF Weekly

"The film is a stunning, almost intoxicating visual experience"

Suzanne Bryant, LA Yoga

"The result after watching, is that "continuous flow" feeling, palpable and present in the world outside the theater, for hours after the credits rolled...the Samsara experience is intoxicating"

Mass Appeal

"Must-see-on-the-big-screen masterpiece"

Alexandra Marie Daniels, The Women's International Perspective

"Transcendental...masterful... one of the most breathtaking cinematic experiences this year." 

Raffi Asdourian, The Film Stage

"An unparalleled sensory experience."

Rama Tampubolon, Rama's Screen

"8/10. Quite terrific...Samsara is such a spectacle that one can't help but cheer it along for showing such determination. There's no way to watch this and not think 'wow.' "

Jordan Hoffman, Screen Crush

"The 70mm documentary "Samsara" is a gorgeous, spiritually rich experience to let wash over you"

Thompson on Hollywood

"Awe-inspiring... a particularly pure type of cinematic experience"

Alison Willmore, AV Club

"Samsara is...a transfixing journey...the parade of breathtaking images...is an immersive, sensory treat." 

Ingrid Skjong, Departures

"Fricke and Magidson, who shot on 70mm film, have found some extraordinary beauty"

Elizabeth Weitzman, NY Daily News

"A wonderful wordless break from modern media"

Andrew Howley, National Geographic

"Gorgeous beyond belief"

James Van Maanen, Trustmovies.com

"Stunning new masterpiece"

Christopher Campbell, movies.com

"The year's best movie to see in a theater...the visual splendor of this wordless and storyless documentary is so brilliantly extraordinary that it must be experienced on the big screen."

Christopher Campbell, movies.com

"Incredible"

David Fear, Time Out New York

"Prepare to be mesmerized by the masterful super hi-definition cinematography, editing and music"

Rick Theis, ecohearth.com

"A hypnotic and haunting experience... enlightening and life-changing"

Edward Douglas, Comingsoon.net

"Sumptuous...exquisite" 

Budd Wilkins, Slant Magazine

"A poetic panorama. Beautiful and brazen, you'll want to be whisked away by seeing and hearing SAMSARA on the biggest screen nearest you."

Elliot Kotek, Beyond Cinema

"A remarkable cinematic achievement"

Mike Harvkey, Nylon

"Samsara is profoundly gorgeous stuff that should pack theaters as it hops across the country"

David Ehrlich, Box Office.com

"Enthralling. A visual master work."

Frederic and Mary Anne Brussat, Spirituality and Practice

"An absolutely stunning and beautiful film!"

Carrie Keagan, VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live

"Awesome, gorgeous, and spellbinding." 

Stephen Schaefer, Boston Herald

"Beautiful, haunting, and mystical."

Barry Rubinow, Documentary Channel

"Bewilderingly powerful. SAMSARA is pure cinema."

American Cinematographer

"Stunning."

Alex Billington, First Showing

"Easily one of the highlights of my moviegoing experiences. You get what you liked from BARAKA, but bigger and better."

Andy Howell, Aint It Cool News

"Quintessential cinematic experience"

Matt Stoffel, Kodak

"Rhapsodically beautiful" 

Farran Smith Nehme, NY Post

"Simply put, "Samsara" tells the story of our world, but onscreen, it is so much more than that."

Katie Walsh, The Playlist

"Stunning. Unlike anything you will ever see. Visually breathtaking.  A truly special cinematic experience."

Katie Walsh, Indiewire

"Fricke and Magidson are a literal dream team...they have created a cinematic work of art that is unrivaled in its genre and likely will remain so for a long time (or at least until their next film)"

Gabrielle Lipton, Paste Magazine

"I wish there were more movies like it...it has few equals" 

Matt Zoller Seitz, Press Play

"Captured on 70mm and converted to 4k for the best possible image, the movie's glorious jaw dropping (I sat in awed shock for most of the movie's running time) cinematography is the kind of thing one wants to be enveloped in...this is a cinematic experience that really needs to be seen as the filmmakers intended: huge."

Marina Antunes, Quiet Earth

"The spectacular beauty of Samsara is not to be missed"

Marina Antunes, Quiet Earth

"Visually sublime"

John Anderson, Wall Street Journal

"Dazzling...a spectacular non-narrative global voyage, Samsara offers some of the most rapturous images in recent cinema...you'll be moved, amazed, mystified"

Andrew O'Hehir, Salon

"One of the best films of 2012... Samsara is...a profound spiritual experience."

Frederic and Mary Anne Brussat, Spirituality and Practice

"Watching Samsara Is Like Traveling the Globe, Visiting the World's Greatest Museum, and Having an Acid Trip All at the Same Time"

David Schmader, The Stranger

"Grand and Vibrant"

A.O. Scott, NY Times

"Samsara is ... a profound spiritual experience."

"Awesome, gorgeous and disturbing, this global survey is ultimately spellbinding.  Definitely, not to be missed!"

"A visual masterpiece" 

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