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  • Summary: A satirical look at an independent producer's obsession with getting his movie sold, and his simultaneous quest for spiritual enlightenment -- all as his life is crumbling down around him. (YBG Productions)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    75
    It'll mainly appeal to film-biz insiders.
  2. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    70
    A refreshingly unpretentious cocktail of karmic serendipity and a tongue-in-cheek look at Hollywood values vs. ecumenical verities.
  3. 60
    The movie, as an exercise in narcissism, is breathtaking.
  4. In Hollywood Buddha, Mr. Caland plays, directs and reimagines himself. This is truly a vanity project, as evidenced by the ample amount of screen time he gives his own pecs and thighs.
  5. 40
    The result is at once a woefully overfamiliar bashing of Hollywood superficiality and a seemingly unwitting paean to the self-absorbed enlightenment that passes among industry folk for personal growth.
  6. This off-putting satire is a jumble of misguided ideas that gather like lint in the navel of self-obsessed director Philippe Caland.
  7. Reviewed by: Kevin Crust
    20
    Isn't remotely funny or pointed enough to qualify as satire. Intentionally or not, it comes across instead as a portrait of a man whose self-regard knows no limits.

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