YMMV / Baraka

  • Awesome Music: Featuring an original score by Michael Stearns and songs by Dead Can Dance. Some of the music is directly lifted from his 1988 album Encounter.
  • Heartwarming Moments: The baboon serenely enjoying a hot spring in the middle of a cold winter. The eyes are so ancient and soulful, one would mistake him briefly for a wizened priest.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The prison camps scenes.
  • Tear Jerker: Several sad parts of human life/history/practices are shown.
    • In a chicken farm baby chicks are shuttled by conveyor belt down to where they have their beaks sanded down and marked with dye before being stuffed into cages.
    • The aforementioned death camps.
    • The scenes of homeless people in various cities.
    • The stripper. She looks so young and very sad.
    • Less overt than earlier ones, but to an aviation enthusiast, the scenes where aircraft are being chopped up can be painful to watch.