Crazy Wisdom
Crazy Wisdom (2011)

Chogyam Trungpa, renowned Tibetan Buddhist leader, shattered notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave when he renounced his monk's vows & eloped with a sixteen year-old aristocrat. Twenty years after his death,… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 25, 2011
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

The film may be of greatest interest to those already familiar with Trungpa. Others may wonder at the shortage of critical perspective, and may find themselves less than wholly sympathetic to Trungpa's controversial actions.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

It plays more like a TV infomercial than an unbiased examination of the Tibetan's controversial life.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Worth a look for the curious.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Demetrakas has decided to simply present the man in all his demanding complexities and let him and his encounters with associates speak for themselves.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

I detected only charlatanism.

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Simon Foster
sbs.com.au

There is not enough balanced coverage...to afford Crazy Wisdom anything other than a perfunctory nod; it unfolds like a fan letter to a rock star, forgiving of the debauched lifestyle the star leads because they have a beautiful voice.

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

The movie goes mushy when it should be critical, and leaves you with questions that it's not prepared to answer.

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Dennis Harvey
Variety

The late Chogyam Trungpa's very colorful life makes for a most engaging narrative here.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Well-shot and edited, but low on provocative insight.

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