Examined Life Synopsis
Some of today's most-influential thinkers discuss their thoughts.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Slovenian-born writer-teacher Slavoj Zizek, narrator of the movie "A Pervert's Guide to the Cinema," provides the most entertainment.
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Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
Ideas beam out from Astra Taylor's engaging new philoso-doc Examined Life; the viewer basks in the intelligence on-screen and,...
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Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
By conducting her conversations in public spaces, and removing her interlocutors from desks and offices and book-lined studies and other...
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Variety

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Stimulating film, enlivened by creative location shooting.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Over the course of the film's 88-minutes, Taylor cuts away to what's happening around her subjects (the unexamined life, I suppose). Perhaps...
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The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
A modest, intermittently engaging film.
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Los Angeles Times

It won't be everybody's idea of entertainment but the heady documentary "Examined Life" provides a sound forum for an influential...
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Examined Life

By Rich S
Another discussion flick that falls completely flat. The interviewees sound for all the world as if they are making stuff up on the fly. Supposedly they were selected on the basis that they had...

great movie. not for everyone, but very good to see someone creating movies for thinkers

By patrickwal
I rarely write reviews, but after reading Rich S's uninformed, useless review, I felt compelled. A guy that characterizes Cornell West as having "smoked too much weed", reveals that he is unfit to...