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Finding Joe

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Patrick Takaya Solomon

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About the Movie

In the early 20th century, while studying world mythology, Joseph Campbell discovered a pattern hidden in every story ever told and he called it “the heroes journey”. Finding Joe explores how the heroes journey is relevant and essential in today’s world. It provides a narrative for how to live a fully realized life or as Campbell would simply state “follow your bliss”. The film takes us on an inspirational quest of self-discovery. As you slay dragons and uncover treasures, you just may find that the holy grail you seek is closer than you think.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 11
  • Fresh: 4
  • Rotten: 7
  • Average Rating: 4.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Campbell's career and influence encompass much wider fields of interest than are considered here, despite the pic's colorful surface. – Dennis Harvey, Variety, Oct 4, 2011

Rotten: 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, Sep 29, 2011

Rotten: 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, Sep 27, 2011

Fresh: 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, Sep 29, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Succeeds in inroducing Campbell to a broad audience

This movie's most profound contribution to the genre is in bringing Joseph Campbell's timeless message to general audiences.

It also helps that it was beautifully shot, masterfully scored (seriously, the studio should release the fantastic score album) and the stories are incredibly charming.

I'm completely at a loss with the critical reviews, but with this title, just look at the user reviews for guidance and watch it!!

Watch it & decide for yourself

Loved it!


I am new to Joseph Campbell believe it or not!!!This documentary is inspiring and helps deal with some of his theories that can translate to everyone. Definitely worth watching if you feeling like your just plodding along through life or struggling with something.

Finding Joe
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  • $19.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2011

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