Neil Young Journeys Reviews

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December 13, 2012
Demme hasn't stopped seeking out new angles on this old warhorse, and even the odd speck of spittle on the lens cannot obscure the fact Young increasingly looks and sounds like one of the all-time greats.
December 13, 2012
Jonathan Demme makes his third concert film with Young, including shots practically right up his nostrils.
September 7, 2012
These two world-renowned and individualistic artists from the worlds of music and film clearly bask in each other's company. We, the audience, would be fools to respond otherwise.
July 27, 2012
On its own terms, "Neil Young Journeys" is an enjoyable concert film of a solo show in Toronto, interspersed with memories of his Canadian boyhood.
July 26, 2012
"Journeys" is simply a trip most need not take.
July 26, 2012
I'd say the movie does a fine job of completing the trilogy, but I wouldn't be surprised if Demme and Young have more in them yet.
July 26, 2012
The concert camera work is sometimes a little tight for comfort (not really interested in Young's bridge work), though it adds to the intensity.
July 26, 2012
Like Young, Demme often takes an iconoclastic route. This is in part a concert film, yes, but not a traditional one.
July 19, 2012
Forget Crosby, Stills and Nash and maybe even Crazy Horse. Jonathan Demme might be Neil Young's ultimate collaborator.
July 13, 2012
As a songwriter, Young can still deliver: one of the best tunes here is a lovely, piano-propelled number, "Leia," that he hasn't even released yet.
July 13, 2012
The wartsy antipode of Katy Perry: Part of Me, with an intimacy and intensity bordering on the overwhelming.
July 12, 2012
For true believers, "Neil Young Journeys" is a visit with a still-vital friend. For the merely curious, it's proof that there's more to the man - more strangeness, deeper communions with the muse - than classic rock radio will ever let on.
July 12, 2012
The point of this valuable and continuing exercise is intimacy, not nostalgia per se. Demme keeps it simple, apart from the occasionally trippy lens move.
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.
July 12, 2012
It's an intimate performance portrait, divided among new material from his 2010 album "Le Noise" and many of his classics.
July 5, 2012
More casual fans will twist in their chairs uncomfortably, wishing that a roadie would walk up and wipe it off. Neil Young die-hards will cherish the spittle.
July 2, 2012
A feast for Neil Young lovers and initiates alike.
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.
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?
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.
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