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Year
2011
Runtime
102 min.
Director
Ron Fricke
Genres
Music, Documentary
Rating *
8.5
Votes *
20,384
Checks
2,481
Favs
376
Dislikes
6
Favs/checks
15.2% (1:7)
Favs/dislikes
63:1
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  1. neocowboy's avatar

    neocowboy

    I like the part when the guy can't decide if he should go to the office party as The Joker or The Scarecrow. 5 years 7 months ago
  2. Torgo's avatar

    Torgo

    Samsara is less revolutionary than Koyaanisqatsi (sure) and doesn't reach Baraka's spirituality and perfection (of course) but creates images so powerful and awe-inspiring you don't want to compare it to any of those. Ron Fricke created another document of the world's beauty and the sometimes mysterious species of mankind - all in a high-definition transfer that is superior to anything ever captured on film.
    Stunning.
    6 years 10 months ago
  3. dombrewer's avatar

    dombrewer

    Exactly what you'd expect, but none the less stunning for that - it's very similar to Baraka, but I think giving it time to seep into the consciousness and become as iconic as Fricke's previous film has, and I think it will prove to be the better. The visuals are nothing less than extraordinary, and go to even more varied places with a little more attention paid to the human beings over natural wonders and extraordinary buildings. There are so many great sequences - most memorable perhaps the astonishing spectacle of the prayers at the Hajj in Mecca. I kept thinking "how bizarre the human race is". It's like being transported outside of yourself and watching another species on another planet at times. Well worth the wait and highly recommended. 7 years 1 month ago
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  1. This movie ranks #12 in IMDb's Documentary Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #139 in iCheckMovies - Most Favorite
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  3. This movie ranks #712 in Doubling the Canon
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