Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
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  1. Jan 28, 2014
    Brook offers himself as a teacher whose goal is to help his students discover brief, ephemeral moments of bliss.
  2. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Jan 30, 2014
    The way the tightrope works is vague, but what the exercise shows is straightforward and marvelous.
  3. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Jan 30, 2014
    Simon Brook used five hidden cameras, and the audience has a sense of witnessing intimate moments rather than watching a performance.
  4. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    Jan 30, 2014
    There’s no doubting Brook and the performers’ commitment to their craft, even if the end result is somewhat repetitive.
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Feb 11, 2014
    Frustratingly devoid of any background information about the director’s storied career, the film is ultimately repetitive and tedious.
  6. Reviewed by: Martin Tsai
    Apr 10, 2014
    So instructional is the film, directed by Brook's son, Simon, that it feels like one of those P90X or Insanity home fitness programs: Try this at home. You too can perform on stage.

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