Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Kevin Crust
    Does little to unravel the riddle of the title. Unless you are already a fan of Castaneda, the film is likely to leave you feeling as though you've just watched a very long, lost episode of that old TV series "In Search of ..."
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Brown
    Amounts to an infomercial posing as an expose.
  3. 30
    The obvious, cliché-ridden visual style of this probe into the life, work and legacy of Carlos Castaneda ends up working very much against its subject.
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Halter
    If only there were drugs strong enough to make it all bearable: This never ending Learning Annex K-hole provides damning proof that independent film distribution has grown far too accessible.
  5. Not only doesn't provide any real information, it barely manages to convey why we should care. It represents a true squandering of a potentially fascinating subject.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    Marred by lack of a clear strategy and an over-reliance on audio-visual trickery.
  7. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Though interviews here are primarily with former camp followers and pic was made by one, overall perspective is just critical enough to satisfy both New Age types and curious skeptics.
  8. 40
    It becomes hard to tell just what Castaneda was advocating, apart from the liberal use of psychedelic drugs.

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