Neil Young - Greendale - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Neil Young - Greendale Reviews

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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-
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-
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
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
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
A triumph of three-chord energy.
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 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 1, 2004
The style and technique devised by the songwriter cum super-8 cameraoperator may not be a new amalgamation of art forms but it makes for an enjoyable entertainment for fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2004
A low-fi movie masterpiece that vividly captures both the grim realities and hippie idealism in Young's absorbing song cycle.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 26, 2004
An unapologetically personal and passionately political film that brings the album to life in a way that transcends the traditional long-form music video and defies easy categorization.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 17, 2007
| Original Score: 0/5
March 11, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
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