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A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake (2004)

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Critic Reviews for A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake

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A brief but haunting musical legacy is paid fittingly brief, lyrical tribute in veteran Dutch documentarian Jeroen Berkven's featurette A Skin Too Few.

Full Review… | May 2, 2008
Variety
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It's an authoritative account of a singular talent.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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A short (48 minutes) and sweet tribute to the British folk singer.

May 7, 2004
New York Post
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A tender tribute to Nick Drake, the English singer-songwriter who died in 1974.

Full Review… | May 6, 2004
New York Times
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Less life story than luxuriant mood bath.

May 4, 2004
Village Voice
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It's a haunting portrait of a young man who, while genuinely gifted and loved by friends and family, couldn't cope with the world.

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake

Far from the tired old informative A&E Biography fare, this is a breezy, artful documentary about a musician I have one of the strongest emotional connections to. Like the man's music, the film is dark, bleak, intimate, poetic. It's also very elegant, static cinematography tinted with Drake's compositions. Naturally recommended for any fan, but anyone even remotely interested in one of the most important figures in 20th century music should watch it as well.

Lester Yabut
Lester Yabut

For a documentary about someone who made such wonderful music, this is incredibly boring. The segues between topics were nicely done and wonderfully reflected Nick Drake's music but the rambling musings of Drake's pretentious sister really killed it for me. The commentaries made by those who worked with Drake were kind of interesting but overall this documentary kind of ruined the myth of Drake for me.

Michael Gildea
Michael Gildea

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There are documentaries that are more informative, but few that are this poetic. If you don't know anything about Nick Drake, brytermusic.com is a good place to start.

Craig Clark
Craig Clark

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