Down from the Mountain Reviews

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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
June 1, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
May 31, 2002
A film that's lovely to hear, though not much to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 6, 2002
The music is grand, the performances are direct and Down From the Mountain is unpretentious in its presentation of both.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 16, 2001
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 8, 2001
In her performances and asides to the documentarians, it is Welch who best articulates why this music is so moving.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
October 12, 2001
Like the old-timey music that inspired it, Down From the Mountain is sweet, serene and utterly unconcerned with polish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Misha Berson
Seattle Times
September 21, 2001
A tender tribute to Hartford's spirit, and to the enduring value of the plaintive and celebratory music that emerged from this country's farm fields and front porches and backwoods churches.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
September 20, 2001
The whole experience is wonderful -- and this is a film to own on videotape, since you'll probably want to play these songs again and again.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
September 7, 2001
'This is stupendous,' participant Welch says of the concert. Spectators will feel the same way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
September 7, 2001
If you have any affection at all for traditional American music, the movie itself ... is pretty close to heaven.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
September 7, 2001
Valuable if only for its recording of a group of great and sadly unappreciated American musicians who have toiled far too long in relative obscurity.
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Scott Alarik
Boston Globe
September 7, 2001
A superb concert film chock-full of thrilling musical moments and backstage peeks at some of America's finest roots artists.