• Catherine Stebbins

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Catherine Stebbins 08 Jun, 2014

    With its direct images, enveloping spiritualism, and earnest curiosity about globe-spanning rituals, a trek is made from hope in variety to despair in decimation, settling somewhere in the middle, like a peaceful reconciliation.



  • BazbauersT

    ★★★★ Added by BazbauersT



  • Joshua Thomas

    ★★★★★ Added by Joshua Thomas

    Tied with 2001: A Space Odyssey as the greatest experience you could ever get from watching a film/documentary. No words can describe how breath-taking and mind-blowing this really is!


  • Glorbes

    ★★★★½ Watched by Glorbes 14 Oct, 2014

    Ron Fricke, who photographed Koyaanisqatsi, does doubly duty as director and cinematographer, and creates another masterpiece very much in the same vein as his previous collaborative effort. While Koyaanisqatsi has the edge, simply because it was a novel exploration of what film is capable of (and also has Philip Glass's score), Baraka is a much more assured and accomplished work, with crystal clear images and stunning composition and editing. Comparing the reality of Fricke's images with the invented, CGI-heavy worlds…


  • Jackson Spindle

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jackson Spindle 18 Sep, 2014

    Incredible cinematography. Crazy, intense, powerful shots.


  • Patrick Burnell

    ★★★★★ Watched by Patrick Burnell 29 Sep, 2014



  • 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.