Renaldo and Clara (1978) - Rotten Tomatoes

Renaldo and Clara (1978)

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Bob Dylan made this concert film that chronicles a 1975/1976 performance of his Rolling Thunder Revue. In between songs he, his wife Sara Dylan, along with Joan Baez, Allen Ginsberg, and other counterculture figures perform philosophically based improvisational pieces. During the skits, Dylan plays the ambiguous Renaldo, while Ronnie Hawkins and Ronee Blakely play Dylan and his wife. Songs include "Isis, I Want You," "It Ain't Me Babe," "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," "Hurricane," "Romance in Durango," "One Too Many Mornings," "One More Cup of Coffee," "Sara," "Patty's Gone to Laredo," "Just Like a Woman," "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall," "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowland," "When I Paint My Masterpiece," (Bob Dylan), "Chestnut Mare" (Roger McGuinn), "Diamonds and Rust" (Joan Baez), "Suzanne" (Leonard Cohen), "Need a New Sun Rising" (Ronee Blakely), "Salt Pork West Virginia" (Jack Elliott), "Kaddish" (Allen Ginsberg), "Cucurrucucu Paloma" (Tomas Mendez), and "Time of the Preacher" (Willie Nelson).

Cast

Bob Dylan
as Renaldo
Joan Baez
as Woman in White
Ronnie Hawkins
as Bob Dylan
Ronee Blakely
as Mrs. Dylan
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Critic Reviews for Renaldo and Clara

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

The film contains more than its share of dead weight, but it is seldom genuinely dull.

May 6, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

A metonymic sprawl characterizes Renaldo & Clara.

November 7, 2007

It all looks pretty silly. The concert footage is all right, but the in-between stuff just has to go.

November 7, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

The film can be recommended only for die-hard Dylan fans with a lot of spare time on their hands.

May 6, 2006 | Full Review…

The very, very, very worst thing ever made.

May 2, 2006 | Rating: 0/5

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