Andres Pichinte’s review published on Letterboxd:
Probably the greatest piece of art ever in cinema history and a huge landmark for a film of a time when the audience would be up for anything. The Holy Mountain is nearly never talked about and this film has so much that makes it great, its esoteric, it's mythological, it's eye opening, it's a life changing and a psychedelic experience and it makes you see cinema in a completely different and totally new lens.
The effort and the time it took to make this piece of art. Jodorowsky is such an underrated director, that nearly no one talks about him, unless you are completely devoted to film, same can go for Kenneth Anger who was close to Jodorowsky in the 1970's. Jodorowsky's works is defined by El Topo and The Holy Mountain, and the greatest lookbook of all time Dune.
The message of this film is left up to whatever interpretation the audience or even the individual come to. From beginning to start, it is a journey that will be best to experience on psychedelics, there is a lot of symbology that seems to come gnosticism, the occult, shamanism, the Kabbalah, Eastern Spiritualism and Philisophy, and little bits of Judeo-Christianity in some minor places. The techniques used in this film was ahead of it's time and Jodorowsky is a mastermind of cinema and art. The cinematography is so astounding and groundbreaking, same goes for every other aspect such as the lighting and the set design.