• shanderson88

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by shanderson88 17 Apr, 2014

    Occasionally, I just want to sit down and watch a film, any film, as long as it fits into a specific genre. I might say "I'm in the mood for a comedy" or "I could go for a kick ass Sci Fi right now", and then I walk over to the wall o' film and find exactly what I am looking for to whet my appetite. As the clock struck midnight and a new day began, I realized what I…


  • BlairRussell

    ★★★★★ Added by BlairRussell

    It is difficult for me to think of what to say about this film, given that it is without narration and it's footage from across the world accompanied perfectly by an astonishing and unique musical score from Michael Stearns... and what the movie means and what it's about is up to interpretation by the viewer.

    I won't reveal what my opinions are as I don't want to spoil anything for anyone who hasn't seen the film yet. But, I say…


  • Elspeth Grant

    ★★★★ Watched by Elspeth Grant 13 Mar, 2014



  • Jeff Hannah

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Jeff Hannah 31 Mar, 2014

    Still absolutely stunning in terms of visual presentation. It has some of my favorite shots in cinema (particularly, the one aerial shot where the reflective water and sky merge seamlessly) and is about as effective as any travelogue can be.

    But it feels about 20 min too long and gets repetitive towards the end. It also comes close to preaching on more than one occasion (its successor, Samsara, is much worse offender there) and doesn't quite fit together as a…


  • Bill Hogan

    ★★★★★ Watched by Bill Hogan 16 Mar, 2014

    someone once said "if aliens ever visited earth, i would want this to be the film they watch to get a sense of who we really are." i couldn't agree more with this statement.


  • Nokhi Ouzbara

    ★★★★★ Watched by Nokhi Ouzbara 20 Mar, 2014

    W O W


  • Reece Roberts

    ★★★★★ Watched by Reece Roberts 13 Mar, 2014

    This film is one of those films that will leave an audience speechless.
    It's captivating, if your not interested in the people or the cultures represented in the film then you are at least interested in the scenery, and the way they capture the magic of the locations they chose for this film.
    Every shot is masterfully crafted, and every shot tells a story, whether it gives a story of a person or a place or a culture.
    This film is a mid bending experience, showing just how tiny an individual is in the grand scheme of things


  • Allen

    ★★★★★ Watched by Allen 03 Mar, 2014


    So many emotions, and none of them can be easily communicated. After having seen Reggio's Koyaanisqatsi (which I loved), I had very high expectations for Ron Fricke's film...and while I did anticipate some level of amazingness, I wasn't expecting it to be this incredible. Just truly spectacular, enchanting, breathtaking: and while I could throw around some more adjectives in an attempt to be descriptive, nothing I say would do this film any justice. Just go out and watch it, if you haven't. And if you have, then do yourself a favor and go watch it again.


  • ecnu

    ★★★★½ Watched by ecnu 23 Feb, 2014

    Beautiful, powerful film. Koyaanisqatsi is impossible to defeat in this movie category - the Philip Glass score has been my life soundtrack for the last month - but Baraka's gorgeous cinematography and drifting camerawork is as luscious as it is frightening; by the Auschwitz sequence, I was shivering.


  • tofb

    ★★★★★ Added by tofb

    Loved this film, went looking for it today, but couldn't remember the name! I will watch it again because all I remember about it is the monkey chant and the monkeys in the water.


  • Marcelo Morgade

    ★★★★½ Watched by Marcelo Morgade 12 Feb, 2014

    O dia que eu tiver um player de mídia em 4K e uma TV com esta resolução, Baraka vai ser o primeiro disco que vou adquirir.
    Usando apenas a montagem de imagens absurdamente belas, com muita grande angular, time-lapses e movimentos de câmera fantásticos, este documentário transmite uma visão poderosa sobre nosso planeta e principalmente sobre nós mesmos e nossas semelhanças (por mais diferentes que podemos parecer).

    Por essa abordagem, certamente muita gente deve dizer que este é como um grande filme de Terrence Malick, mas sem qualquer diálogo ou elemento de ficção !


  • Brent Paton

    ★★★ Added by Brent Paton

    Visually stunning. Memorable.