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Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Oct 4, 2012
    60
    Like its subject, the movie is not as calculating as it seems.
  2. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Oct 6, 2012
    67
    With just a little bit more prodding and elaboration, the movie could have been rich and evocative. Even if you don't believe what he preaches, the movie (at least) could have bordered on a transcendent experience. As it stands, it's pretty good, but not exactly heavenly.
  3. Reviewed by: Scott Bowles
    Oct 7, 2012
    50
    Has a near-impossible mission: its title.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Oct 4, 2012
    50
    Decoding Deepak does not feel, as it might, like an indictment of those messages but rather a straightforward portrait of someone working hard to present the product he is selling.
  5. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Oct 4, 2012
    60
    "Decoding" ultimately becomes Gotham's gentle tribute to Dad, who shall probably provide handsomely for his heirs. It is also a tacit endorsement of Chopra Inc.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael Nordine
    Oct 2, 2012
    40
    Following the celebrity guru into Thailand for his ordainment as a Buddhist monk, the film is at its best when Gotham can't help but see through his father, who seems entirely restless without an audience and a smartphone through which to be reminded of their adoration of him.
  7. Reviewed by: Calum Marsh
    Oct 1, 2012
    38
    Unlike his father, Gotham Chopra is more interested in his own latent daddy issues than with questions of cosmic import.

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