Neil Young - Greendale Reviews

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Eric D. Snider
June 19, 2004
Everyone knows rock stars shouldn't make movies, but that goes double for old, drug-addled ones like Neil Young.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
May 1, 2004
At a time when the visuals in so many movies drown out weak storytelling and flailing dialogue, Neil Young's made an oddity: Greendale is a film better heard than seen.
Cole Smithey
October 17, 2007
| Original Score: 0/5
Christopher Null
March 11, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alan Dale
November 8, 2004
[Neil Young's] dotardly video companion to his album of the same name.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
March 11, 2004
An odd but sometimes lovable little mixture of great rock 'n' roll and charmingly primitive filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 19, 2004
This is a patience-testing curiosity strictly for the veteran rocker's hard-core fans.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Jan Stuart
March 19, 2004
What is intended as a multileveled evocation of Young's values approaches parody, a Christopher Guest-like goof on flower children who stayed too long at the fair.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 26, 2004
Beware of stoner rock stars talking politics.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
April 8, 2004
Smacks of self-indulgence and misplaced ideals.
Full Review | Original Score: D
April 9, 2004
An 83-minute rock block of interconnected music videos... it feels like a giant marketing ploy to sell more albums.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 16, 2004'd probably be better off picking up the Greendale soundtrack and using your imagination to provide accompanying images.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Moon
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 1, 2004
Young might have been thinking high-concept, but on the screen, Greendale devolves into overwrought 'save the planet for another day' screeds and Sunday-school homilies.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Karen Karbo
April 2, 2004
So terrible, you can't believe Young isn't simply having a big goof on all of us.
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Brad Kava
San Jose Mercury News
March 12, 2004
83 minutes of dark, grainy images grew irritating quickly.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Chris Riemenschneider
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 14, 2004
It's dreadfully boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
March 19, 2004
More an interesting experiment than an engaging piece of entertainment.
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
March 11, 2004
It's both too obscure and too obvious to be a very good film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Macias
Sacramento Bee
March 12, 2004
On its own, the Greendale film is tough to navigate, especially for those who haven't heard the accompanying album or seen the Greendale concert.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mark Brown
Denver Rocky Mountain News
March 5, 2004
Think of it as crude visual folk art.
| Original Score: C-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Kevin Canfield
Senses of Cinema
May 20, 2006
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 6, 2004

Boston Phoenix
March 26, 2004
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