FoundOnYouTube’s review published on Letterboxd:
Shoutout to @theendmyfriend for the request.
One of the most beautiful cinematography I've seen in a film. One of the strangest films I've seen. One of the horniest films I've ever seen. One of the most offensive films I've seen. One of the most disgusting films I've seen. The Holy Mountain is a spectacle to behold. It is probably the greatest exploitation film ever made. It may not be a 10/10 for me, but I think that every film buff should watch this, just because of how unique the viewing experience is. Any random 5 minutes from The Holy Mountain has more going on, than the entirety of most films.
Damn, this film must've costed a lot to make. There were a shit-ton of props and sets. The average film studio would get a panic attack from reading the script. Apparently, Yoko Ono and John Lennon helped fund this movie, so that explains some of it.
There's also a shit-ton of themes in it, too, like religion, capitalism, colonialism, militarism, sex, and consumerism. The problem is that all these themes don't end up intersecting, which leaves the film looking like a puddle of ideological goop. A very fun and unique puddle of ideological goop. Maybe I'm missing something in this film that connects all these themes together. Maybe it'll click for me on a second viewing. After all, The Holy Mountain does a good job of showing Christianity's role in European colonialism.