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  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    A compelling documentary. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Seldom has a film presented such a richly ambiguous juxtaposition of modernity (among the toys showered on the boy is a really cool radio-controlled helicopter), ancient mindset and, to be sure, possible miraculousness. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    I hope they have shrinks in remote Nepal, because this kid is going to need one. P.S.: The scenery is awesome. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Unmistaken Child stands as a window on a beautiful and mysterious world. The questions it leaves hanging are for us to untangle. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    This documentary is only partly a story of the chosen one; mainly, and more intriguingly, it's a chronicle of the choosing one, of the nervous young monk charged with the job of leading the search party. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Baratz doesn't ask any of the obvious questions, preferring to observe uncritically, and if you can do the same, you may find Unmistaken Child worth seeing. I could not, and grew restless. show more

  • 50
    Phil Hall Film Threat

    Although the film is handsomely filmed and features a surprisingly frank view of the political machinations within the upper ranks of Tibetan Buddhism – even the Dalai Lama comes across as a bit of a wheeler-dealer – Unmistaken Child is more than a little disappointing. show more

  • 40
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Who knew reincarnation could be such a lovely snooze? show more

  • 90
    Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com

    Unmistaken Child stands above most others in offering us an intimate look at Tibetan Buddhism in action, with no external commentary or narration. show more

  • 90
    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    Its privileged glimpse deep into unfamiliar spiritual territory has the strength of revelation. show more

  • October 22, 2009 Ryan Unis
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    havnt seen it yet. think it's good.

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