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Neil Young Journeys Reviews

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Top Critic
Kyle Smith
New York Post
June 29, 2012
The nicest thing I can think of to say about the doc "Neil Young Journeys" is that at least it isn't in 3-D.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Eric Melin
November 9, 2012
...too much material drawing from his mediocre Le Noise album and the interview segments where Young drives around Ontario telling stories from his youth are less than revelatory.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
October 26, 2012
I've seen better concert videos and I've seen better music documentaries. This one is for diehard Neil Young fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
June 29, 2012
What's the point of this particular project? Why - apart from any marketing concerns - did either artist feel it was essential to capture this concert on film?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
July 26, 2012
"Journeys" is simply a trip most need not take.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
April 21, 2013
Demme plants a camera on the mic stand so at one point he can present Young's unshaven scowl in extreme close-up, blocking out the gorgeously lighted stage. It's not a pleasant image
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 4, 2012
Long may he run, sure, but 'Neil Young Journeys' has the feeling of a farewell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Pollock
The List
May 16, 2013
Young's amiable, guard-down chatter as he drives that 1956 Ford Crown Victoria all the way from Omemee to Massey Hall in Toronto establishes a sense of heart and soul ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jim Farber
New York Daily News
June 28, 2012
Of course, the music is the thing and the sounds here earn Demme's reverence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine
June 29, 2012
As great and intimate as Live at Massey Hall 1971 may be, it's not as transportive as this filming of a Neil Young performance at the venue 30 years later.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
August 9, 2012
A mesmerizing and intimate visit with a performer who is identified most closely with rock 'n' roll, but whose artistic curiosity has taken him in myriad directions musically throughout his 40-plus-year career.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 3, 2013
It's OK. But seriously, how many Neil Young documentaries do we need?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Sam Adams
AV Club
June 28, 2012
The heart of any concert movie is the concert itself, and in the case of Neil Young Journeys, it's a great one.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
August 6, 2012
For fans, Journeys is like that box set of uneven rarities that they simply must own. For casual friends, it's 90 minutes in good company. For the rest - ho-hum.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 28, 2012
...just Young and his insinuating voice (which I'm inclined to credit more now than I was 40 years ago), various guitars, harmonica and piano, over which he displays a great and tender command.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
June 22, 2012
Fans of the 66-year-old guitar god (which is to say the only people who'll see this homespun gem) will revel in Young's winsome cruise down Memory Lane.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 12, 2012
It's an intimate performance portrait, divided among new material from his 2010 album "Le Noise" and many of his classics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
July 12, 2012
With its one-of-a-kind poetic lamentation, Young's voice sounds more peculiarly lovely than ever. A small picture, but good and true.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 16, 2012
"Journeys" is about looking back - not in sorrow or wistfulness, but in affection and, often, impassioned remembrance of times past and how they still resonate in the present.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 2, 2012
An unusually fulsome tribute to the singer-songwriter from the director of The Silence of the Lambs.
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