Neil Young: Heart of Gold Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 30, 2009
Lovely
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
June 16, 2007
Proves it's better to burn out, than to fade away.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
October 7, 2006
Pleasant, but hardly pulse-quickening stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
October 6, 2006
Shows the famed songwriter's performance and work off with reverance, and a faithfullness to the live experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
October 6, 2006
The result is simply spellbinding.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
October 5, 2006
...Even those who haven't followed Young's every recent move could well find his performance here surprisingly captivating.
Matt McNally
BBC.com
October 3, 2006
...Neil Young has experimented with film many times, but this is by far the most accessible cinematic treatment of his music; a troubadour at the top of his game.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
August 7, 2006
Young's presence, his heartfelt delivery, and the audience's fore-knowledge of his brain aneurysm add enough weight to make the film a surprisingly emotional experience
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
June 17, 2006
A potent brew of humanity, empathy, and dignity.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Pete Croatto
Filmcritic.com
June 15, 2006
Regardless of what you call it, Heart of Gold is a revelation and one of 2006's best movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Collin Souter
eFilmCritic.com
June 11, 2006
Demme continues to make concert films not because he's a fan, but because the concerts are inherantly cinematic and make perfect sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Corey Hall
Orlando Weekly
May 20, 2006
...The arrival of Neil Young: Heart of Gold should be an inspiration to music buffs and cinephiles alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
The beauty of the movie is in how alive it all sounds: rich and rueful and satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 12, 2006
The best moments in the film are when Ellen Kuras's camera just sits there taking in the whole stage, the whole gorgeous ecosystem.
Rubin Safaya
Cinemalogue.com
May 4, 2006
While his lyrics aren't complicated, both the words and the delivery reflect years of pain and anguish, particularly in seeing time pass, friends come and go.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 3, 2006
As pure of a musical concert film as I've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
April 27, 2006
The usual scope and spectacle of filmed concerts is done away with for a creation of intimacy.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 8, 2006
Lets the music do the talking and that's great as far as I'm concerned: I love Young's sound.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
Evelyn McDonnell
Miami Herald
April 7, 2006
It doesn't penetrate his craggy mystique, or make us hear his music in a new way. Instead, it's the same old choir song.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Piccoli
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
April 6, 2006
It shows the whole of Young's music as a well-worn mixture of brawn and grace. But it reveals the new Young album, Prairie Wind, as a sometimes musty echo of his 1972 acoustic-rock classic, Harvest.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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