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Neil Young - Greendale Reviews

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Neil Young's latest album is part diatribe, part folk tale. He grabbed a super-8 camera and shot a bunch of flannel-wearing Youngalikes as they lipsynched to the libretto. It's strangely compelling...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 5, 2005
Its strength lies in its rawness, innocence and lack of polish, as it gets the concerned singer's message out loud and clear to those who are believers.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Alan Dale
November 8, 2004
[Neil Young's] dotardly video companion to his album of the same name.
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

Orlando Weekly
June 19, 2004
If Young's music or essential intrigue -- at any stage of his rich, 30-plus years of unpredictable expression -- have ever entertained your imagination, Greendale will likely yield a fun field trip into the mystery of his evergreen mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
June 18, 2004
Overall, it's a pretty irritating movie. But as I watched it, almost in spite of myself, I kept getting caught up in Young's music.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
June 18, 2004
Anyone except Young devotees may find this one a yawn-inducing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
June 18, 2004
Little more than a video vanity project, as fuzzy as Young's guitar chords but not nearly as moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Chris Riemenschneider
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 14, 2004
It's dreadfully boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
April 16, 2004
You're better off listening to the album than watching this almost unwatchable movie.
Read More | Original Score: D
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 13, 2004
An egomaniacal misfire...a foolproof defense against both CD and VHS/DVD piracy.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
April 8, 2004
Smacks of self-indulgence and misplaced ideals.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 31, 2004
An avant home movie posing as an anthem by an artist whose message gets grainier the closer you look.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
March 26, 2004
A uniquely and even inspirationally personal work -- particularly if you're down with the movie's message that personal expression is mass culture's Public Enemy No. 1.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jane Stevenson
Jam! Movies
March 26, 2004
Essentially this is a movie only for die-hard Young fans or curious film buffs who like their movies on the experimental side.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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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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