CSNY Déjà Vu
CSNY Déjà Vu (2008)

Since their debut in the late '60s, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young have functioned as the "town criers" of their generation. With songs like "Ohio" and "Find the Cost of Freedom," CSNY were in the forefront… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 30, 2008
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Half concert doc, half political exposition, CSNY: DeJa Vu straddles the old and new slant on politics in music with diligence and not a little self-promotion.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It is a good, strong documentary.

Kyle Smith
New York Post

The band's harmonies have crumbled and their new songs sound like paint being chipped off an aluminum shed with a garden rake. Their hits would sound better on the next eight-track you see at a yard sale.

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Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com

The combination of music with the performers' dedication makes this more moving than a concert souvenir, though they are almost upstaged by touching moments with veterans.

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Aidin Vaziri
San Francisco Chronicle

Many come to the shows unprepared for the heavy sermonizing. Others call for it. The documentary seems equally divisive.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Young, who directed the movie, compares today's climate with the Vietnam era, and doesn't bother hiding his disappointment in the present.

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Lee Marshall
Screen International

This is not a rock tour film for CSNY fans so much as a rambling, occasionally thought-provoking, sometimes moving enquiry into the question of whether the sixties protest music generation has lost its leverage over hearts and minds.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

CSNY Déjà Vu has some delicious moments, but you never quite shake the feeling that it's documenting a tempest in a teapot.

Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Recent and archival interview, news, war and music footage, which often juxtapose the Vietnam and Iraq conflicts, round out this unflinching, well-constructed picture.

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Stan Hall
Oregonian

What saves CSNY/Deja Vu from its self-importance is the surprisingly lively, timely and timeless music.

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