Travelers and Magicians
Travelers and Magicians (2005)

Written and directed by Khyentse Norbu, Chang Hup The Gi Tril Nung (Travellers and Magicians) chronicles two parallel stories. The first belongs to Dondup (Tshewang Dendup), a bored mountain villager determined to move to the United States,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 28, 2005
DVD Release Date: October 25, 2005
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Interwined tales of spiritual discovery are set against a gorgeous, evocative landscape in this pleasant, engaging import.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Pretty enough, but one kind of hopes for a little magic in a movie with "magicians" in its title.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Gloriously photographed, captivatingly acted and percolating with surprises.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

For Norbu, filmmaking has become his form of thangka painting

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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News

It's a leisurely yet resonant film that reinforces the power of cinematic storytelling.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Dondup is the make-or-break role here, and he nails it.

Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

My first Bhutanese (Bhutanian?) film, it's a coming-to-America tale, filled with lovely clichés that are overwritten by a strong sense of authenticity.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Refreshingly quiet and thoughtful.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

It's transporting, it's magical.

Eric Monder
Film Journal International

There is much more to Travellers & Magicians than a mere travelogue, and the journey is well worth the price of admission.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
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[font=Century Gothic]In "Travellers and Magicians", Dondup(Tsewang Dandup) has had enough of a being a government officer in a small town in Bhutan… More
Panta Oz
This is one of the best movies which shows that Holywood has lost the plot and the art of making good movies! The Cup was the first great hit of this director… More