Jodorowsky's Dune Synopsis
A look into the life of Alejandro Jodorowsky, who's been called: surreal, a visionary, as well as cinema’s shaman of psychedelia.
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Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Frank Pavich’s fun documentary captures an unbowed, exuberant Jodorowsky, who recalls his team of “spiritual warriors” with the camaraderie...
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The Playlist

By Jessica Kiang
Director Pavich, his first time at bat, has crafted an unalloyed pleasure of a documentary, especially for those of us who care about...
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90

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
At least we have this gem, the rare tease of what could have been that actually proves satisfying enough on its own.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
"You have to be like a poet," Jodorowsky says at one point. "Your movie must be just as you think of it. . . . The movie has to be just...
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88

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
With a mad captain at the helm, this documentary version of Jodorowsky’s “Dune” is probably more entertaining than what Hollywood would...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Had this ambitious head trip come to pass, it might've made Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" look like "Go, Dog. Go!"
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In retrospect, it’s obvious why the film was never produced: The director was a lunatic.
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80

Variety

By Peter Debruge
Pavich does an admirable job tracking down surviving parties (except for the suspicious-sounding cast), opting for a humorous rather than...
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80

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Cheerfully partial and unapologetically deferential to its subject’s operatic self-promotion, Jodorowsky’s Dune makes you wish that he had...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Stamets
[A] diverting documentary.
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What could have been?

By eblag7
Inspiring story of perhaps the best planned movie that was never made. The real crime is that no scenes were ever shot. I would have loved to have seen this dream take form. How he would have changed...

Jodorowsky's Dune

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Fantastic

By chappyd23
Loved it, I hope it inspires some young adventurous spirits to complete Jodorowsky's vision!...

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Rated PG-13 | For for drug content, sexual situations, violence