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Neil Young Trunk Show Reviews

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
April 6, 2010
Demme beautifully captures the show's casual intimacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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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
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
March 26, 2010
Like all true filmmakers, Demme also has an eye for telling details.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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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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Mike Hale
New York Times
March 19, 2010
Looks and sounds like several million bucks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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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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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
March 19, 2010
A lyrical and loud anthem to endurance and sheer chops.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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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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
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Dan DeLuca
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 18, 2010
On a stage cluttered with oddities -- a red telephone, a guy painting as the band plays -- Demme wisely resists the urge to dazzle us with rapid-fire cutting, instead lingering on Young's expressive 62-year-old face.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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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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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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