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Neil Young Trunk Show Reviews

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 26, 2010
Neil Young Trunk Show is 82 minutes long, 81 of which are guitar solos.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 18, 2010
At one point in the screening I briefly drifted off, and when I woke up he was still soloing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 1, 2010
For better or worse, this is a straightforward performance film. I feel it's for the worse.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
March 26, 2010
Do we really need two Neil Young concert films? By the same director, no less? In three short years? The answer given by Neil Young Trunk Show is emphatically yes.
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Randy Lewis
Los Angeles Times
March 18, 2010
It's not always pretty, but Neil Young Trunk Show is very much rock 'n' roll.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jonathan Zwickel
Seattle Times
March 18, 2010
Trunk Show demonstrates that at 64 years old, ol' Shakey's never been sturdier.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
March 19, 2010
Demme can't tear his eyes away from Young long enough to focus on anything else, but then neither can we.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com
March 24, 2010
Young plays a loose, enthusiastic set that is exuberant for its range and energy. Reeks with the authenticity of a hard-working, grown-up music star who does it his way.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Mike Hale
New York Times
March 19, 2010
Looks and sounds like several million bucks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
March 17, 2010
Long-time fans are bound to break their armrests.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
March 23, 2010
Sensationally entertaining...Demme captures [Neil] Young's pure, unadulterated passion and love for music in a way that no words can truly [describe].
Full Review | Original Score: 8.25/10
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
April 9, 2010
You forget you're watching a movie and instead feel like you've got the best seat in the house.
Nick Pinkerton
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
March 16, 2010
A slapdash job -- endearingly so.
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
March 19, 2010
An astonishing portrait of one unique and gifted artist working at the peak of his powers presented by another that deserves a place on the short list of the great concert movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
March 19, 2010
A legendary musician keeps on rocking in this enjoyable slice of live performance.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 19, 2010
For serious fans, this is the real Neil, an artist who'll go anywhere his head and hands send him.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
March 17, 2010
Young seesaws maniacally around the stage, the music surging and regressing with exhilarating unpredictability, the end seemingly never in sight. It's an unholy tantrum that Demme treats, quite rightly, like a miracle.
| Original Score: 5/5
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
March 25, 2010
Apparently it's the second film of a trilogy Demme intends on Young -- and the middles are always the hardest parts to get right, yeah?
| Original Score: B-
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
March 18, 2010
Neil Young Trunk Show features two great artists -- Demme and Young -- continuing to find new ways to please their fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
March 18, 2010
Demme's excitement for Young and his music is evident throughout, and the songs fit comfortably in the unvarnished setting.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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