Cirque du Soleil - Journey of Man

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Released 2000

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Director:
Keith Melton
Released:
2000
Rating:
G
Cirque du Soleil JOURNEY OF MAN is a breathtaking odyssey that follows the stages of human development from birth to maturity, with each stage presented by a Cirque du Soleil act. The signature Cirque du Soleil celebration of color, light, music and costume combine with a backdrop of various natural and historical landmarks around the world, creating a triumph of artistry beyond compare. Fromthe opening explosion of light and sound that represents the universe's formation, Cirque du Soleil Journey of Man leads us through the birth of the Universal Child as it travels from childhood, through adolscence and manhood, on to maturity. An awe-inspiring feast for the senses, incomparable artistry and stylish elegance make this an adventure of a lifetime.

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  • 80

    Variety

    Tech elements, including music, lensing, costumes and production design are blazingly impressive and strikingly evocative on all levels.

  • 75

    San Francisco Chronicle Peter Stack

    The big screen -- with that 3-D depth charge -- captures the strange magic of the "big top" Cirque in visual gulps.

  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    It conveys plenty of wonder while mostly avoiding any saccharine preachiness.

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    Arts, Drama

    Themes

    Performance Art & Spoken Word, Family Dramas, Theater