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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Stamets
[A] diverting documentary.
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Jodoworskys dune

By ljtrujillo52477
Great a must see !...

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...

Tedious but interesting

By sanityinc
That Jodorowski guy is a crazy guru ass. I lost interest in him when he kept bragging about his spiritual mission which gave him preternatural "charisma" to recruit talent for the movie. He...

Jodorowsky's Dune

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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