Neil Young - Greendale - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Neil Young - Greendale Reviews

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March 25, 2004
Unlike anything you've ever seen (or maybe even wanted to), Young's movie is furious, fascinating and utterly fresh.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 19, 2004
It's grungy, honest, disarming and unapologetically original.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 19, 2004
More an interesting experiment than an engaging piece of entertainment.
March 19, 2004
This is a patience-testing curiosity strictly for the veteran rocker's hard-core fans.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 19, 2004
There's no denying the poignancy and power of Young's commitment to old-fashioned -- and, he seems keenly aware, out of fashion -- political activism.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 18, 2004
Young's visual interpretation of his lyrics is so literal that the film resembles an early music video, and it's a curiously passive experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 18, 2004
Neil Young's film, less a conventional movie than an album-length music video, is full of ornery wisdom and idiosyncratic sublimity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 18, 2004
Has a purposely amateurish feel that doesn't obscure the careful editing.
March 18, 2004
It's impossible not to feel involved on a fundamental level.
March 16, 2004
...you'd probably be better off picking up the Greendale soundtrack and using your imagination to provide accompanying images.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 16, 2004
If this didn't have Young's name attached, it would likely have sunk without a trace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 16, 2004
A triumph of three-chord energy.
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
March 12, 2004
Sitting through Greendale in a Dolby-equipped theater, at high volume with bone-penetrating bass, is an ideal way for Young fans to experience the rustic grandeur of the master's latest album.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 12, 2004
83 minutes of dark, grainy images grew irritating quickly.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 11, 2004
It's a beautifully strange vision, created by Young on a cheap 8mm camera, and its David Lynch-style hometown poetics are as simple as they are heartfelt.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 11, 2004
The ceaseless 4/4 lumber of Young's perennial backing band, Crazy Horse, combined with the aggressive grunginess of the imagery, bespeaks commitment, and a sense of purpose.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 11, 2004
On-the-sleeve enough to ultimately prove a little embarrassing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 11, 2004
It's both too obscure and too obvious to be a very good film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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