Powaqqatsi (1988)

Filmmaker Godfrey Reggio's sequel to his memorable 1983 documentary Koyaanisqatsi (and the second part of his projected trilogy) is a powerful look at the destructive effects of greedy and shortsighted modernization in Third World… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: September 17, 2002
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mark Bourne

Reggio's work may be mesmerizing and technically engrossing, but it's also narrowly self-righteous. Instead of expanding our consciousness, he instead seeks to squeeze it into his point of view through a movie that tries to tell us what to think.

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David N. Butterworth

An exquisite combination of sound and vision.

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Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections

'shows the consequences of what we have done in the past and the danger of where we are heading'

Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

You'd be hard-pressed to find another movie that conveys the contrasts of life in the modern world more effectively.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Ross Collins
Disappointing sequel to Koyaanisqatsi. The focus has shifted away from the marvellous wonders of Planet Earth and onto life in developing nations. Although a… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
This movie is more personable than its predecessor Koyaanisqatsi. The music is tribal and danceable at some parts. It had people in motion with nature; I… More