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Kumare

(2010)
Not Yet Rated In Theaters 06/20/2012 , 84min.
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93%
Viewer score based on 14 ratings
65%
Critic score based on 10 reviews

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Chicago Sun-Times
In a sense, the deception he practices on his followers is contemptible, but in another sense, they're all in it together. The film's implication seems to be: It doesn't matter if a religion's teachings are true. What matters is if you think they are. Full Review
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
When Vikram Gandhi set out to become a guru, he didn't expect to really become a guru. But that's what happens in his slippery, ambiguous, tense and finally moving Kumaré, which is officially termed a documentary but could also be considered as the video corollary to a thorny work of performance art. Full Review
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
As Kumaré plays out, both Gandhi and the film become something else, something much more thoughtful and moving. It is, as he puts it, the biggest lie he has ever told and the greatest truth he has ever known. Full Review
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
Kumaré has a premise that could've been the launching point for one of Sascha Baron Cohen and Larry Charles's satirical outrages. Full Review
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
Predictably, the documentary got a rousing reception at hipster-laden SXSW; real people might find it a touch easy. Full Review

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