The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash

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This documentary strips away the mythos of legendary country musician Johnny Cash to reveal his tragedies and struggles. Archival footage provided by the Cash estate as well as interviews with his family, friends and artistic collaborators paint a portrait of the real man. Bruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakam and more reflect on his legacy. Directed by Thom Zimny.


Critic Reviews for The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash

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  • Thom Zimny's stripped-to-essentials portrait of the legendary performer impresses with its honesty and artistry.

    Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

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  • The time "The Gift" spends reiterating that same truth from shallower perspectives somehow feel both necessary and not...there's only so much they want to add to the conversation.

    Mar 11, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • It does right by Cash, and furthers the impression that Zimny should be funded to make a dozen such movies, each at whatever length its subject demands. Quickly, please.

    Mar 9, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A story about faith, redemption, and the transcendent, lasting of one man's voice, The Gift is a love letter to the work of Johnny Cash and roadmap of the influences that drove him. Cash

    Apr 1, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • [Director Thom] Zimny's chorus of unseen voices - Cash's family, peers, friends, and acolytes like Bruce Springsteen - meld so seamlessly... that the man comes alive, in all his rough-hewn, self-destructive, humble, loving brilliance.

    Mar 19, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Thom Zimny's chronicle of the Man in Black works as a revealing and compelling life story, but more importantly as a testament to the power and longevity of standing by your voice.

    Mar 10, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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