Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 90
    I was thrilled and transported by it. It's a two-hour movie, and I'm only sorry it isn't two or three times as long.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    88
    This is music to gorge on, raw ethnic survival in the form of sound.
  3. An irresistibly vibrant concert-tour documentary.
  4. Reviewed by: Jim Ridley
    80
    More than a vibrant experiment in ethnomusical cross-pollination, it's just great fun.
  5. 80
    As compelling as the music and concert footage is, it is the vitality of the performers as characters that enables the movie to transcend the music documentary genre.
  6. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    80
    A potent combination of ethnography and concert film, Brit helmer Jasmine Dellal's joyous celebration of tzigane music follows the 2001 U.S. "Gypsy Caravan" tour, which showcased five bands from four countries.
  7. Sounds great and if nothing else should help diminish the stereotype, blasted by the film's subjects, of Gypsies as little more than pickpockets whom travelers need to be wary of.
  8. 75
    Gypsy music is the music of pain, poverty and oppression, all of which she's experienced; it's their blues.
  9. As a music document and as a labor of unabashed love, the nonfiction feature Gypsy Caravan could hardly be better; as a movie, it could stand some improvement.
  10. 70
    Viewers are urged to grab an aisle seat, the better to dance when the music moves them -- as it surely will.
  11. As is, it's worth seeing, but you may get frustrated at the way Dellal raises provocative questions about ancestry and prejudice, only to lose them in the shuffle of so many mini-portraits of musicians, getting to know each other and each other's foreign yet familiar musical language, on a long 16-city tour.
  12. 50
    Johnny Depp puts in a cameo declaring that "most Americans believe the clichés about Gypsies." Unfortunately, the well-intentioned film never gets beyond clichés itself.
  13. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    40
    The film is a bore.
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  1. TimothyS.
    Sep 6, 2007
    6
    Great premise, but potential is not completely realized. At 110 minutes it feels longer - more editing needed. Jerky camera work is distracting. While the music is intriguing, the film did not follow through on opportunities to explain ethnic history and culture. Full Review »