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Darshan, The Embrace Review

  • Release Date: May 18, 2005
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Jan Kounen

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  • 3.0

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    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 50

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    Los Angeles Times John Anderson

    While Amma's teachings of love, inner peace and Karma, or action, resonate in the film -- obviously, Amma is a woman called to God -- her background remains pretty much a mystery. Less National Geographic and more personal history would have added a dimension to "Darshan."

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  • 60

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    The New York Times

    Filling our heads with pretty pictures and not much else, Darshan: The Embrace is likely to leave audiences enchanted but unenlightened.

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  • 70

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    Variety Lisa Nesselson

    Docu's pace will be a little too meditative for many, but the rigorous, sinewy lensing will have Hypnotic power on those so inclined.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    Jan Kounen, the maker of Darshan, is a French director with flashy credentials, including music videos, commercials, horror shorts, violent gangster movies ("Dobermann") and offbeat westerns ("Blueberry").

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