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  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Campbell's admirers will probably enjoy the documentary, but I don't think it will do much for anyone else. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Everyone's comments are thoughtful and articulate but everyone stays "on message" so steadfastly that no dialogue ever ensues. It's 20 people giving the same lecture. show more

  • 25
    Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine

    Finding Joe maintains that every person should, as Joseph Campbell wrote, "find your bliss," a potentially valuable nugget of wisdom that this film manages to reduce to 80 minutes of celebs giving themselves hugs. show more

  • 20
    Richard Nilsen Arizona Republic

    It comprises some 20 talking heads, each pretty much saying the same thing, interspersed with film of children dressed up as mythical heroes, enacting the stages of the "hero's journey." show more

  • 50
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Finding Joe is so centered on the self-realization of the individual that it provokes one to contemplate the millions of oppressed, imperiled people that haven't the luxury of pursuing such an inner quest. show more

  • 50
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    Campbell's career and influence encompass much wider fields of interest than are considered here, despite the picture's colorful surface. Narrowing its focus to the simplest inspirational gist, with zero insight into the man behind it, Finding Joe winds up seeming like an infomercial for a personal-growth program. show more

  • 75
    Tasha Robinson The A.V. Club

    Finding Joe feels like a homemade quilt: It's warm and comforting, but visually busy, with a repeating pattern that some will find stuffy and overwhelming. show more

  • July 22, 2012 boogiegir
    Report This User

    Wonderful movie is correlating humanity\'s individual journey through life to the mythic journey as presented and revealed through the work of Joseph Campbell; a documentary with profound insights via the various speakers speaking to their own mythic journey.

  • October 22, 2011 sdpenguin62
    Report This User

    Excellent movie! I really enjoyed it, and came away with a renewed positive attitude

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