Ram Dass: Fierce Grace
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Once a symbol of '60s counterculture and psychedelic drug use, Ram Dass has since become a renowned speaker and author on the topics of aging, spirituality, and overcoming the mistakes of the past. This documentary chronicles his journey from his affiliations with LSD advocate Timothy Leary to his endeavor to continue remaking himself after his stroke in 1997.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film presents a brief but intriguing biography of its subject."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Parts of the film feel a bit too much like an infomercial for Ram Dass's latest book aimed at the boomer demographic. But mostly it's a work that, with humor, warmth, and intelligence, captures a life interestingly lived."
‑ Jonathan Perry, Boston Globe
"Inspirational biopic on Ram Dass."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Rarely, a movie is more than a movie. Go."
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
"It will probably prove interesting to Ram Dass fans, but to others it may feel like a parody of the mellow, peace-and-love side of the '60s counterculture."
‑ Andy Klein, New Times
"An ingratiating and comprehensive portrait of the widely admired spiritual leader."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"A sober and affecting chronicle of the leveling effect of loss."
‑ Mark Holcomb, Village Voice
"For anyone who remembers the '60s or is interested in one man's response to stroke, Ram Dass: Fierce Grace is worth seeking out."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"Aimed at a New Age audience, but its subject's sincerity and gentle, self-deprecating nature translate well to a general audience."
‑ William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"The heart of the film is a touching reflection on aging, suffering and the prospect of death."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Moving and informative."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"A generous, inspiring film that unfolds with grace and humor and gradually becomes a testament to faith."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"The film affords us intriguing glimpses of the insights gleaned from a lifetime of spiritual inquiry, but Ram Dass: Fierce Grace doesn't organize it with any particular insight."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Whether or not Ram Dass proves as clear and reliable an authority on that as he was about inner consciousness, Fierce Grace reassures us that he will once again be an honest and loving one."
‑ Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
"A captivating new film."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
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