Smith’s most mature film. Yes, it’s filled with crude dialogue, blunt descriptions of sex and an overkill of Star Wars references, but it uses these to dig deeper and make its subject matter more accessible.
There’s no denying the artistry of Kundun. Its heart also appears to be in the right place. But for those like me who don’t have a versed history in the modern history of Tibet or Buddhism, the scope is ultimately too big.