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  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Documentaries can be informative, entertaining and provocative, but rare is the documentary that makes you feel so engaged (and enraged) that it prompts you to action somehow. Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion is that kind of film. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Assembles varied and remarkable digital video, archival footage, photographs, interviews and personal reflections and academics' perspectives to convey the scope and history of the Tibetan story. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Though the Chinese government won't be too happy about it, everyone else ought to be deeply moved by the tragedies Peosay records. show more

  • 88
    Marta Barber Miami Herald

    It is pretty convincing in its argument that China has every intention of destroying the culture of Tibetans. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Part political thriller, part National Geographic travelogue, Tom Peosay's documentary is a distressing look at China's 50-year repression of the people of Tibet. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Less a documentary than a cry of outrage -- a series of exotic images that slowly turn horrifying. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The exiled Tibetans who are interviewed display a lack of bitterness, a sympathy for their enemies and hope for the future that is inspiring. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    The film itself is such a measured primer of talking heads and footage -- a broad, slick Tibet 101 -- that it seems better suited to the classroom than the big screen, despite its Himalayan scenery and rustic colors. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Rather than rage, Peosay's film radiates sadness over a singular way of life in danger of imminent obliteration. show more

  • 78
    Marrit Ingman Austin Chronicle

    More than worthy viewing. What it lacks at times in elegance it possesses in intensity and feeling. show more

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