Desert Winds
Desert Winds (1995)

Two strangers are brought together by a powerful quirk of nature in this drama. Eugene (Michael Nickles) is a man in his thirties looking for a new meaning in his life. He thinks he may have found something when he discovers a mysterious… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 1, 2000
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Arriving more than a few years after author Robert Bly popularized the concept of male self-exploration, this Canadian documentary seems a bit too touchy-feely even for the age of Oprah.

Dana Stevens
New York Times

Though it generates its share of unintentional giggles, François Kohler's documentary manages to take us to a seldom-visited place: the hidden corners of the straight male mind.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

In the end, unusual setting and all, 'Desert Wind' boils down to recorded group therapy, maybe necessary but awfully awkward to watch.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

The tribe's unfailing politeness outside of activities specifically designed to arouse testosterone underlines the suspiciously benign nature of the entire endeavor.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Desert Wind will be of interest to men -- and especially to women, who might learn much they didn't know about the opposite sex.

Noel Murray
AV Club

Here's what Kohler isn't telling us: The kind of men who'd sign up for a trip like this aren't exactly the kind who'd have trouble opening up, and the kind of men who could afford a trip like this aren't exactly 'regular guys.'

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Jan Stuart
Newsday

We sense that the balance of the film's observations is being skewed by the camera's preference for the emotional exhibitionists in the bunch.

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Leo L
Great movie! Intriguing story plot.