Confessions of a Burning Man Image
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  • Summary: This documentary celebrates the art and remarkable community of Burning Man.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. 60
    Burnett and Lee's graceful, sympathetic documentary focuses on participants who embody Burning Man's ideals without being blind to the opportunists and party animals it inevitably attracts.
  2. Reviewed by: Kevin Crust
    50
    The four individuals' narratives are not always that compelling and make for a film best experienced on a strictly sensory level. Let the images wash over you and enjoy.
  3. Essentially a home movie, nicely shot but dull.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Gehr
    40
    Less sentiment and more peculiarity would have limned a richer, though probably less audition-tape-worthy, reflection of Burning Man's 25,000-strong community of the absurd.
  5. 38
    Falls far short of capturing the hedonistic spirit of this ephemeral art community. It's more like a routine home video with arty pretensions.
  6. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    30
    This not particularly well shot/organized feature isn't very engaging on the human level, either.
  7. Too lazy and too loosely structured to accomplish much besides conveying some vivid physical impressions. There is no narrator, and the structure that exists is clouded by the new-age mumbo-jumbo of eight principal commentators.

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2