Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind Reviews

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September 12, 2020
Writer-directors Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni capitalize on both Lightfoot's blunt honesty and legendary song catalog, creating a captivating and pleasingly unconventional rock doc.
August 17, 2020
Conventional and tasteful documentary on the now 81-year-old legendary Canadian singer/songwriter.
August 13, 2020
Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind gets the job done well in telling Lightfoot's story while putting into context how he was one of the pioneering Canadian solo artists who was able to make it big as a pop star in the United States.
August 10, 2020
An enjoyable recap of Lightfoot's life.
August 8, 2020
A music-packed documentary revealing all the reasons to love the songs of the legendary Canadian musician.
August 1, 2020
The venerable Canadian crooner definitely deserves a salute to his music and legacy, and this breezy documentary provides a serviceable career retrospective.
July 31, 2020
He's not just one of Canada's greatest songwriters, but one of the world's. If You Could Read My Mind reminds us why.
July 31, 2020
"If You Could Read My Mind" celebrates how Gordon Lightfoot turned his own wreckage into something sublime.
July 31, 2020
Arguably, Gordon Lightfoot is considered The Beatles of Canada for his ability to create memorable songs, and is honored for it ... A must see for fans, or fans of music docs.
July 30, 2020
Gordo got wasted too in a reveal appearing conspicuously at the film's two-thirds mark, which proves a veggie patty between the lightly toasted buns of artistic self-loathing faintly framing If You Could Read My Mind.
July 30, 2020
A thoroughly engaging retrospective of a hard-working, hard-living performer who survived to tell the tale.
July 29, 2020
[A] straightforward, engaging documentary...
July 29, 2020
Although far from comprehensive, the entertaining cinematic biography should well please the singer's longtime fans, particularly those who have followed him through his career spanning six decades, and possibly make him some new ones.
July 27, 2020
Pretty darn good stuff for a fan like me.
July 27, 2020
Editor Alex Shuper seamlessly cuts together vintage and contemporary performances of the same song, a device that showcases just how good Lightfoot still is at eighty.
July 24, 2020
Immortal folkie Lightfoot, 81, the author of classics such as "Carefree Highway" and "Sundown," shows the wisdom of age in this must-see documentary.
June 8, 2020
Devotees may not glean as much about the legend as I did, but they're bound to enjoy this intimate look at the long life of a man who is still here to reflect on his times.
June 28, 2019
You don't get to 80 years old - especially in the Canadian music industry - without a few stories.
June 28, 2019
This brisk new doc on Canada's singer laureate doesn't really get you any closer to Gordon Lightfoot than his songs will take you. But the 80-year-old performer has put himself and whatever meaning he has into his work, and that really is enough.
May 24, 2019
We get an entertaining but superficial and laudatory overview of one of his country's greatest singer-songwriters.
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