• Andrea Peña

    ★★★★★ Watched by Andrea Peña 19 Sep, 2014

    Con sinceridad, podría decir que esta es la mejor pieza audiovisual que he visto. Impactante y conmovedora en muchos sentidos. Excelente ejemplo de como se debe usar el sonido en un film, sea ficción o documental.


  • Alan Williams

    ★★★½ Watched by Alan Williams 10 Sep, 2014

    No language, so no translation.

    It speaks in magnificent images, sounds, and music.
    The film consists of awesome sights, joyful, sad, always beautiful.
    The best bit is the synchronous dancing and singing, you'll know what I mean when you see it. They have perfected their ritual, and in their faces we do not see strain or determination, despite the physical ordeal, but contentment and joy.

    "Baraka" is a Sufi word meaning "a blessing, or the breath, or the essence of…


  • Tom Morton

    ★★★★½ Watched by Tom Morton 12 Sep, 2014

    A few years ago I bought a book from the 1930s from a car boot sale entitled 'Wonders of the World'. It's essentially a collection of photographs from around the world, designed so that every page is a window into an amazing foreign land, many years before it was possible to easily travel to those places. Baraka is essentially the film adaptation of that book, 60 years on, and even more stunning.


  • Cameron Morewood

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Cameron Morewood 06 Sep, 2014



  • Steven Wallace

    ★★★ Watched by Steven Wallace 02 Sep, 2014

    24 computer wallpapers per second.


  • Sozaka

    ★★★★★ Added by Sozaka

    This is not a film that you can review traditionally. It is simply an experience. It's effectiveness as an experience hinges on it's ability to envelop you in it's sound and imagery much like a leaf carried away by the river. Baraka sweeps you through twists, turns, and peaceful calms, like it is the Amazon itself. It shows you sights you never thought you would see, sounds you never thought you would hear, and worlds within worlds you didn't know existed. It's greatest feat however, it shows you a new way to look at yourself the next time you gaze in the mirror.


  • Tejas D

    ★★★½ Watched by Tejas D 28 Aug, 2014

    It's more like a documentary than a movie. It has no cast, no dialogue, just set of images edited with a background score pertinent to every image. The best part though is that each movie frame is pure gold, it's a work of art. You can pause at any moment in the movie, take a print out of that shot and you get a beautiful pic, almost like a portrait. The director who is also a revolutionary cinematographer has used…


  • Lance Harpur

    ★★★½ Added by Lance Harpur



  • The_Rock

    ★★★★½ Watched by The_Rock 10 Aug, 2014

    Koyaanisqatsi is the most obvious precedent for this, given the films’ similar styles and Fricke’s work on both, and I think this is marginally inferior. I feel that the other film is more tightly assembled and less heavy handed – there were times when I though Baraka was trying to force a thesis of “modern = bad” without doing the structural legwork to carry that conclusion through. And I also think the music here, a somewhat clichéd (but effective) choice…


  • Andy

    ★★★★ Watched by Andy 02 Aug, 2014

    The stunning views of the earth make me glad I have an HDTV. The juxtaposition of human conquest with said views make me more than a little disappointed in our species thus far. We have so much potential!


  • Patrick Goff

    ★★★★½ Added by Patrick Goff

    Mind. Blown. Think this one will be a rite of passage to watch with my boys as they each turn 8 or so. My oldest (6) sat through some of it with me tonight but was a bit too young yet. This is the story of all of us. Gorgeous on Blu-Ray too.


  • Ben O

    ★★★★½ Watched by Ben O 27 Jul, 2014

    The other day I read a particularly glowing review of Linklater's Boyhood in which the reviewer said it was 'one of the fullest encapsulations of life ever committed to film'. Obviously, this was the opinion of a Caucasian male American.
    Ron Fricke's Baraka sweeps across millions of miles to ever nook and cranny of our planet earth to sniffle out the life we arent always aware of. It is positively bursting with life in all its forms. So in a…