10 Questions for the Dalai Lama
10 Questions for the Dalai Lama (2007)

The deeply philosophical and spiritual documentary 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama finds the questing filmmaker and intellectual Rick Ray visiting with Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama -- widely regarded as one of the wisest men in the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 23, 2007
DVD Release Date: October 23, 2007
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Part history lesson and part profile, the film presents a concise, cogent account of recent Tibetan history as well as an engrossing onscreen conversation with one of the world's great spiritual leaders.

Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

The 11th question would be: Does a TV-grade travelogue followed by a halfway-decent Q&A warrant a theatrical release?

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A refreshing, informative and worthy documentary.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

10 Questions works extremely well as an introduction to the Dalai Lama and offers a tantalizing peek at the dynamic and even mischievous personality of this influential man.

G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

There have been several documentaries about the Dalai Lama, but few have done a better job of packaging the Tibetan religious leader's circumstances, both historical and current, along with his philosophies, than 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama.

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Geoffrey Kleinman

It may be destined to become the definitive film on The Dalai Lama.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

"10 Questions for the Dalai Lama" is a tedious title for an anything-but-tedious film that expertly merges the mystical and the mundane.

Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

The film never rises above the spiritual or intellectual level of a TV news anchor. It is a dispiriting film to watch, if you have any real interest in the subject.

Loey Lockerby
Kansas City Star

[Ray's] particular interest in Asia serves him well as he explores the Dalai Lama's world.

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Thomas Johnston
It was nice to learn more about the Dalai Lama. Seeing this helped me understand the political situation with Tibet and why so many respect him regardless of… More
Jay Hutchinson
A much more expansive documentary than the title would suggest, this film doesn't quite establish a focus, shifting between a fairly boring and meaningless… More