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The Holy Mountain

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The film speaks of a group of fictitious events. Positions occur between the thief and the chemist and among seven individuals the thief is presented to seven persons accompanying him on his journey. Each is presented as the embodiment of one of the planets, especially the negative characteristics associated with its planet.
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Boston Globe
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January 26, 2007

Halfway through we're introduced to nine industrialists and politicians -- they narrate their heinous biographies in Godardian voiceover -- who embark up the title mountain to become immortal. Dude.
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June 08, 2011

A rambling stream-of-consciousness quest that - in its final, self-conscious act - celebrates the primacy of the filmed image.
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July 09, 2007

a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours, free-floating archetypes and picaresque episodes, all packaged to disorient and confound us with its sheer exuberance, before finally bringing us right back to exactly who we are and what it is that we are seeing.
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Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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February 16, 2011

So loaded with symbols and religious references that the frames of the films flash by as if Jodorowsky were shuffling a deck of his beloved tarot cards...
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Q Network Film Desk
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May 16, 2011

starts off with great promise but quickly descends into a kind of monotonous spiral of escalating pretension and wearisome shock tactics
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Toronto Star
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February 02, 2007

Neither for the faint of heart or the linear of thinker, The Holy Mountain qualifies both as a fascinating period relic and an enduringly transfixing jaw-dropper.
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New York Times

April 18, 2007

Alejandro Jodorowsky's Holy Mountain is a dazzling, rambling, often incoherent satire on consumerism, militarism and exploitation.
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CinePassion
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February 12, 2010

The Old and New Testament scrambled as a most sustained 'shroom hallucination, one sight at a time out of Alejandro Jodorowsky's bottomless tank
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Salon.com
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April 11, 2007

This is an extraordinary visual concoction, loaded with stunning primary colors, anti-religious caricatures drawn from Diego Rivera and a succession of dreamlike, grotesque vistas worthy of Dalí at his most deranged.
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Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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July 13, 2007

Jodorowsky's 1973 surreal fantasy is just too much to dig through.
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Los Angeles Times
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March 16, 2007

Jodorowsky loves to confront the viewer with endless brutality and grotesque decadence and degradation, but here he expresses it with a rich, densely visual imagination.
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Time Out
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April 21, 2007

Not even Buñuel with a brainful of Woodstock's bad brown acid could have made something this gloriously screwy.
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