Siddhartha
Siddhartha (1973)

Siddhartha was released with plenty of advertising space touting its source material, a Herman Hesse novel. Despite its stop-and-start direction and somewhat vague screenplay, this tale of an Indian youth who leaves his family in search of… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: December 10, 2002
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steven Rosen
Denver Post

Like Chappaqua, the movie doesn't live up to the legend.

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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune

Rather than living on as reminder of India in the early 1900s, the film now exists as a period piece of another sort, namely, as a cult film of the psychedelic era.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

This is a case where the true seeker must journey to the original source!

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Janice Page
Boston Globe

Apologies to Conrad Rooks, but the only reason his 1972 film, Siddhartha, is getting a 30th-anniversary rerelease is the appeal of seeing Sven Nykvist's amazing cinematography restored to its full splendor.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

Unless you are fully into the subtleties of Hinduism, you are likely to find it rather flat and lethargic.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Its visual beauty is compelling and its emotions are kindled from within, as it takes off from the source of its literary roots and becomes a pure cinematic experience.

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Ed Halter
Village Voice

Sven Nykvist's golden-hued cinematography perfectly suits Hesse's mind-expanding narrative of Buddhist enlightenment.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

A lovely, evocative piece that may come across as stodgy and obvious thirty years after its release.

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Shawn Levy
Oregonian

Shooting largely in natural light, Nykvist creates a poetry more beautiful than Hesse's prose and as profound as the author's message.

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