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  • Summary: In between the birth of a guileless boy and his rediscovery in old age of his childlike sense of wonderment, performers demonstrate incredible feats of coordination and physical boldness.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Lael Lowenstein
    80
    Tech elements, including music, lensing, costumes and production design are blazingly impressive and strikingly evocative on all levels.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    80
    A film worthy of being displayed on a screen eight stories high.
  3. The big screen -- with that 3-D depth charge -- captures the strange magic of the "big top" Cirque in visual gulps.
  4. It conveys plenty of wonder while mostly avoiding any saccharine preachiness.
  5. 60
    A hokey, more-than-a-little-annoying mystical journey of self-discovery.
  6. Reviewed by: Howard Cohen
    50
    Too bad Journey of Man, as a whole, is never as consistently compelling as that one visually arresting scene (with Yves Décoste and Marie-Laure Mesnage)
  7. 25
    The ugly, witless pair of clowns who flit through the movie are emblematic of everything that is wrong with this dull, monumentally pretentious mess.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4

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