Seven Years in Tibet Synopsis
An egocentric Austrian (Brad Pitt) meets the young Dalai Lama.
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Chicago Reader

By Lisa Alspector
This moving story is full of breathtaking compositions, gorgeous spectacle, and inspiring philosophies articulated by sympathetic figures.
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Russell Smith
Annaud (The Lover, The Name of the Rose, Quest for Fire) may be, with all due respect to Stanley Kubrick, the most talented adapter of...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie is a star vehicle at heart, aimed more at marketing Pitt's popularity than probing complexities of empire-building and cultural...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
French director Jean-Jacques Annaud, who brought his interest in self-discovery and untamed places to Quest for Fire, The Lover, and the...
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Seven Years in Tibet, however flawed, has feeling and purpose. It bears witness.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Seven Years in Tibet is an ambitious and beautiful movie with much to interest the patient viewer, but it makes the common mistake of many...
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Annaud's desire to create an epic tale actually harms the production, since it results in unnecessary scenes that pad the running length to...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Pitt isn't a bad actor, but he's way out of his depth and never disappears into the character -- a selfish rogue who gets a jolt of...
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Unfortunately, this visually sumptuous epic is the very definition of a "prestige production," swaddled in good taste and better intentions.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
Becky Johnston ( "The Prince of Tides" ) did creditable work on the screenplay, but there are times when this story about a truly rotten...
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Rated NR
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Soul-searching story won't interest younger teens.
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