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Based on 7 Reviews
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  • 50
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    Has a near-impossible mission: its title. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Like its subject, the movie is not as calculating as it seems. show more

  • 38
    Slant Magazine

    Unlike his father, Gotham Chopra is more interested in his own latent daddy issues than with questions of cosmic import. show more

  • 67
    Drew Taylor The Playlist

    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. show more

  • 60
    The New York Times

    "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. show more

  • 50
    Los Angeles Times

    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. show more

  • 40
    Village Voice

    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. show more

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