• Released
  • October 5, 2012
  • NR , 1 hr 14 min
  • Documentary
  • 1 Fan Rating

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By Drew Taylor
With just a little bit more prodding and elaboration, the movie could have been rich and evocative. Even if you don't believe what he preaches, the movie (at least) could have bordered on a transcendent experience. As it stands, it's pretty good, but not exactly heavenly.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Like its subject, the movie is not as calculating as it seems.
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The New York Times

"Decoding" ultimately becomes Gotham's gentle tribute to Dad, who shall probably provide handsomely for his heirs. It is also a tacit endorsement of Chopra Inc.
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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Has a near-impossible mission: its title.
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Los Angeles Times

Decoding Deepak does not feel, as it might, like an indictment of those messages but rather a straightforward portrait of someone working hard to present the product he is selling.
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Village Voice

Following the celebrity guru into Thailand for his ordainment as a Buddhist monk, the film is at its best when Gotham can't help but see through his father, who seems entirely restless without an audience and a smartphone through which to be reminded of their adoration of him.
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Slant Magazine

Unlike his father, Gotham Chopra is more interested in his own latent daddy issues than with questions of cosmic import.
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48 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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