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: December 31, 1995
DVD 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

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.'

Jan Stuart

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.