Siddhartha Synopsis
A young Indian (Shashi Kapoor) seeks the meaning of life.
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Film Threat

By Phil Hall
An extraordinary achievement on all possible levels.
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90

New Times (L.A.)

By Gregory Weinkauf
A beautiful and timeless achievement, Conrad Rooks' 1972 adaptation of Herman Hesse's appropriation of East Indian mythology still...
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80

Village Voice

Sven Nykvist's golden-hued cinematography perfectly suits Hesse's mind-expanding narrative of Buddhist enlightenment.
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75

Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
Some aspects of Siddhartha seem terribly dated: the '60s-ish nude sequences, the wispy music, the big-eyed earnest acting. But it is a...
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75

Boston Globe

Apologies to Conrad Rooks, but the only reason his 1972 film, Siddhartha, is getting a 30th-anniversary rerelease is the appeal of seeing...
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70

Variety

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Rooks has chosen to give this a surface elegance which sometimes robs the film of its needed earthiness and sensuality in its love angle...
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60

TV Guide

Fails to capture the essence of Hesse's book, try though it may. It is more a series of filmed events than an interpretation of the story.
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