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Year of the Horse: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Live

Year of the Horse: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Live (1997)

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Average Rating: 4.9/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 4

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Independent film hero Jim Jarmusch followed Neil Young & Crazy Horse during their 1996 world tour and captured it on handheld Super-8. Spliced with archival footage shot by Young and with current interviews from all band members and Young's father, the result is not so much an overview of the band's career as an homage to the power of the band's consistent and timeless work as a four-piece. With three other Neil Young concert films available on home video (Rust Never Sleeps, Weld, Neil Young

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Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary

Oct 13, 1998

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This is an intimate, lyrical yet incendiary film, and it will please fans of both Young and Jarmusch.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Plays like This Is Spinal Tap made from anti-matter. Both films are about aging rockers, but Year of the Horse removes the humor and energy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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This is quite possibly the worst documentary I have ever had the displeasure of watching on the big screen.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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Both a quirky little movie and a monument to one of rock 'n' roll's greatest noisemakers.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
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If you've ever liked the 52-year-old Young's songs, you'll probably be hooked early on.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
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If you don't like the music, forget it. But, if you're like me, a Neil Young fan, this is great inside stuff.

June 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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I'll never understand how Neil Young won the heart of Jim Jarmusch.

October 5, 2006
ColeSmithey.com

While a little Jarmusch is a good thing, a lot can be a bit much to take. At least when he's in this mood.

March 25, 2003
Oz
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If you love the music, you'll adore the film. It rocks!

January 1, 2000
Jam! Movies

The boys don't have much to say but it's oddly fascinating watching them try.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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Too often comes across as so much fiddling with graphics and visual formats.

January 1, 2000
Film Journal International

A far cry from some of the better 'rockumentaries' out there.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

A pleasant but uncompelling historical curio.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Fans will freak and the curious will be rewarded by indie film legend Jarmusch's doc of Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

The interviews with the band members and the behind-the-scenes footage ... make for an entertaining and illuminating experience.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner

Much like the subject himself, Jarmusch's film is decidedly not smooth and mellow, but it has the kick of a mule.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Bee

It cuts right to the savage heart of it all, thrusting the music center stage and leaving the rumors and anecdotes (most of them, anyway) to the biographers.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

A timeless record of a timeless band.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

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