A century has passed since the inception of Bauhaus, the radical artistic movement founded by Walter Gropius. In Bauhaus Spirit, directors Niels Bolbrinker and Thomas Tielsch aim to chronicle not only the origins of the movement, but also how it intersects with aspects of contemporary life—from art, architecture, science, and even government. There are thoughtful questions provoked in Bauhaus Spirit: how can the principles of Bauhaus solve current problems of sustainability, development, and affordable housing? What does a Bauhaus-inspired utopia look like and how can we get there? But for a film bursting at the seams with ultramodern artistic potential, Bauhaus Spirit surprisingly lacks creativity in its presentation and often feels formulaic and uninspiring.