Preview: Samsara (2012)


Without uttering or capturing a single word, this documentary explores the beauty of the world around us as it traverses twenty-five nations.

  • Poster: C+


For a film that contains so much beauty, this poster design is hopelessly mediocre. They try to capture some of the gorgeous images from the film, but they end up too small to be truly evocative. Although I don't like the design of the Disney Nature posters in general, they might have been more effective for this kind of movie.

  • Trailer: A / A-


There are two trailers, but they are so alike that having two separate entries seems unnecessary. This film look absolutely stunning and the first trailer perfectly captured that. The second trailer adds a handful of new scenes which are no doubt beautiful, but aren't at all necessary.

Oscar Prospects:

Considering that neither of the filmmaker's first two films made an Oscar impact, this one isn't likely to either.

Release Date:

  • August 24, 2012