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  • 80
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    While the film is occasionally frustrating in its lack of analysis, it nonetheless delivers a riveting portrait of the driven and troubled Mugianis. show more

  • 60
    Time Out New York

    The question remains: Is Mugianis a shaman or sham? show more

  • 70
    Ernest Hardy Village Voice

    Negroponte's visuals are Doc 101-he simply points and shoots. But that doesn't matter; the life stories told (particularly Dimitri's) and the experiences of coming clean sell themselves. show more

  • 60
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    The film, though, might have been more powerful with a little less grit. A few minutes of dispassionate discussion by experts about ibogaine and the obstacles to its legalization in the United States would have enhanced the film without damaging its street cred. show more

  • 60
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    As a character study and revelation of a possible answer to addiction, the docu rocks. But Negroponte's low-res video camera, trivializes the film's already crude approximations of psychedelic experiences and its recordings of shamanistic rituals. show more

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