About this movie
Cast & Crew
- Ron Fricke
- Mark Magidson
- Ron Fricke
- Mark Magidson
Reviews by Rotten Tomatoes
percent positive reviews
Jim Schembri, 3AW
Mesmerising, impressionistic movie in which time-lapse photography...is intended to ignite thoughts about the meaning of life, society, technology, God, ecology and robots.– Full review
Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
Beauty and brutality in nature and in humanity are juxtaposed with visual artistry that is a result of both the images themselves and how they are edited together– Full review
Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
Magical, spiritual, meditative and calming, Samsara is everything we could ask for - a wondrous, informative and inquisitive work of art.– Full review
Adam Nayman, Globe and Mail
One doesn't have to be a Buddhist to perceive themes of circularity and renewal in Samsara, but it takes that level of patience to suffer its frequent low points with silence and good humour.– Full review
Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
A continuous flow of images of the natural world and the human tide that dominates it.– Full review
Ken Marks, New Yorker
A Balinese dancer, an African tribesman, a disfigured marine, a Japanese stripper all stand composed, confident, and dignified, daring you to break the gaze.– Full review
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