The bottom line for all these speakers is that if you follow the so-called hero's journey, you will find fame and fortune. I think we've heard this tune before.
Richard Nilsen - Arizona Republic
Campbell's career and influence encompass much wider fields of interest than are considered here, despite the pic's colorful surface.
Dennis Harvey - Variety
Everyone's comments are thoughtful and articulate but everyone stays "on message" so steadfastly that no dialogue ever ensues. It's 20 people giving the same lecture.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
Solomon's approach places didacticism over revelation. The film is weighed down by a barrage of declarations from zealots in which wisdom is intertwined with the self-evident and platitudinous.
Kevin Thomas - Los Angeles Times
Useful and arguably illuminating documentary introduction to the work of Joseph Campbell.
Kelly Vance - East Bay Express
Campbell's admirers will probably enjoy the documentary, but I don't think it will do much for anyone else.
Walter V. Addiego - San Francisco Chronicle
Nicely shot and edited but generally employs a standard "talking heads" approach and lectures more than it engages. It is strongest whenever it quotes (Joseph) Campbell directly.
Fr. Chris Carpenter - Movie Dearest
Earnest attempt to introduce Joseph Campbell's philosophy looks and feels like an infomercial.
Eric Monder - Film Journal International
A multidimensional film featuring commentaries from writers and filmmakers on how Joseph Campbell's hero's journey finds expression in our lives.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
Finding Joe feels like a homemade quilt: It's warm and comforting, but visually busy, with a repeating pattern that some will find stuffy and overwhelming.
Tasha Robinson - AV Club
The film quickly becomes redundant, and there's a self-congratulatory smugness to it that's off-putting.
Chuck Bowen - Slant Magazine