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  • 63
    Loren King Boston Globe

    Though perhaps more suited to PBS or classrooms than to movie screens, the documentary is engrossing and just may encourage more people to look less to pharmacology for answers and more within. show more

  • 63
    Slant Magazine

    Phie Ambo deftly captures her subjects' sense of paranoia and helplessness without encroaching on their brave candor. show more

  • 70
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    There's something healing about simply watching Free the Mind, Danish filmmaker Phie Ambo's gentle, compassionate documentary. show more

  • 50
    Nicolas Rapold The New York Times

    Ms. Ambo communicates the notion of compassion and calm as something teachable, but perhaps feeling already convinced, she’s less ambitious as a filmmaker about taking her subject and her portraits to another level. show more

  • 30
    Inkoo Kang Village Voice

    Ambo's argument is frayed by her arbitrary recommendations of meditation as a panacea for unrelated psychological difficulties. Even more baffling, the director neglects to define this culturally and geographically variable practice with any exactitude. show more

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