A competent but fawning, focusless and utterly overlong tribute to a terribly mediocre entertainer who 'sings' like a bumblebee barfing. Bloated Boomers, feel free to be interred with a copy. Soon.
Creates a portrait that is deep, sympathetic, perceptive and yet finally leaves Dylan shrouded in mystery, which is where he properly lives.
| Original Score: 4/4
One of the best music documentaries ever of one of the most unusual musicians ever...
| Original Score: A-
No Direction Home ...becomes a portal back in time, a chance to relive some of...the most exciting years in the history of politics, personality and music.
| Original Score: 5/5
Scorsese assembles an impressive amount of footage and interviews -- many more candid that anyone could feasibly expect.
| Original Score: 3/4
Makes some cracks in Dylan's mystique without trying to do any more than letting his story come out as is.
| Original Score: A+
To narrate selected details from this journey from the Iron Range to Greenwich Village to Rock Star Babylon, we get generous, attention-span respecting clips of Dylan performances and reminiscences from carefully selected talking heads.
Fans will be positively enthralled at the well-preserved nuggets, and neophytes will understand the fuss over the musician and the man.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
A document that will satiate Dylan fans over repeated viewings and should bring naysayers into the Dylan fold.
Anyone with more than a superficial interest in rock music and its possibilities should either see this film or own it.
Scorsese's superbly researched biography brings it all back home, confirming Dylan as the troubadour genius of sixties rock 'n' roll.
As good as it gets in music documentaries.
With its bravado and scope the film shames lesser docs.
Framed by tons of rare footage, No Direction Home penetrates the soul of one of modern music's greatest icons - at least as much as Dylan will let us.
Robert Zimmerman achieved his dream of becoming a singer, but in doing so he surrendered the ability to define himself on his own terms.
| Original Score: 3.5/5