Buena Vista Pictures | Release Date: December 25, 1997 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
74
METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 26 Critics
Positive:
21
Mixed:
5
Negative:
0
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Brilliant. [24 December 1997, p. 24]
90
Think of it as an epic poem, in which Scorsese's swirling, headlong baroque camera searches paradoxically for the stillness at the meditative heart of Buddhism. [22 December 1997, p. 86]
90
This is rapture in pictures. [22 December 1997, p. 81]
75
Stately but static. [23 December 1997, p.3D]
70
May not be the ultimate word on the Tibetan situation, or even the Dalai Lama, but its heart seems to be in the right place; and it's entertaining enough to give audiences an emotional sense of the story. [16 January 1998, p.N32]