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Down from the Mountain Reviews

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November 23, 2002
Feels glossed over and incomplete.
Read More | Original Score: 69/100
January 29, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 4, 2001
There are plenty of musical highlights here.
October 22, 2001
It's poor filmmaking, but wonderful music.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 27, 2001
Has the ease of a casual get-together by musicians who enjoy jamming with each other and who give us the privilege to sit there and listen and watch.
September 7, 2001
If you have any affection at all for traditional American music, the movie itself ... is pretty close to heaven.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
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.
November 8, 2001
In her performances and asides to the documentarians, it is Welch who best articulates why this music is so moving.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 7, 2001
The most uplifting movie of a numbing year -- a feel-good film full of songs about feeling god-awful.
October 25, 2001
Hardly a groundbreaking concert movie, but it's a creditably agreeable one.
February 18, 2004
A beautifully done record of a very unusual event - and one that inadvertently serves as a testament to John Hartford, making it a very special document of musical history.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 19, 2001
John Hartford is the uncle you wish to God you had had as a kid. And he can play that fiddle, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 25, 2001
A Polaroid sprung to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 10, 2001
One of the rare concert films that successfully erases the distance between viewing audience and onscreen performers.
August 30, 2001
If this picture doesn't set your toe tapping and your spirit soaring, you'd better check your pulse.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 7, 2001
A superb concert film chock-full of thrilling musical moments and backstage peeks at some of America's finest roots artists.
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.
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
September 7, 2001
Frankly, it's shot and edited like a PBS special of average quality. But musically it's often breathtaking.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 7, 2001
Roots-music lovers will find plenty here to applaud.
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