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Unmistaken Child stands above most others in offering us an intimate look at Tibetan Buddhism in action, with no external commentary or narration. Read full review
Its privileged glimpse deep into unfamiliar spiritual territory has the strength of revelation. Read full review
I hope they have shrinks in remote Nepal, because this kid is going to need one. P.S.: The scenery is awesome. Read full review
This documentary is only partly a story of the chosen one; mainly, and more intriguingly, it's a chronicle of the choosing one, of the nervous young monk charged with the job of leading the search party. Read full review
Unmistaken Child stands as a window on a beautiful and mysterious world. The questions it leaves hanging are for us to untangle. Read full review
A compelling documentary. Read full review
Seldom has a film presented such a richly ambiguous juxtaposition of modernity (among the toys showered on the boy is a really cool radio-controlled helicopter), ancient mindset and, to be sure, possible miraculousness. Read full review
Baratz doesn't ask any of the obvious questions, preferring to observe uncritically, and if you can do the same, you may find Unmistaken Child worth seeing. I could not, and grew restless. Read full review
Although the film is handsomely filmed and features a surprisingly frank view of the political machinations within the upper ranks of Tibetan Buddhism – even the Dalai Lama comes across as a bit of a wheeler-dealer – Unmistaken Child is more than a little disappointing. Read full review
Who knew reincarnation could be such a lovely snooze? Read full review
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