Greetings From Tim Buckley
Greetings From Tim Buckley (2013)

In 1991, a young musician named Jeff Buckley (Penn Badgley, "Gossip Girl," MARGIN CALL) rehearses for his public singing debut at a Brooklyn tribute concert for his father, the late folk singer Tim Buckley. Struggling with the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 16, 2013
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Chris Riemenschneider
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Penn Badgley delivers a pivotal performance as the younger Buckley, coming off with just enough pretentiousness and attitude.

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William Goss

The concert may have seen the reluctant birth of a second-generation rock star, but this movie, if nothing else, is a similarly suitable showcase for its own leading man.

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Stephen Silver

Full of songs from both Buckleys, the film, directed by Daniel Algrant, underplays the daddy-issue cliches while also staying away from a typical biopic structure- after all, it ends before Jeff Buckley even got famous.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Algrant's desire to reunite father and son through music is admirable, but "Greetings from Tim Buckley" is too meandering and ethereal to have any lasting impact.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

In paying homage to two iconic performers, he's given a former small-screen star the chance to announce his own cinematic arrival.

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CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)

It's a quiet movie of small rewards, made by a whole lot of talented people taking a risk and pulling it off with humble aplomb.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Badgley does a credible take on the signature falsetto that Jeff would later bring to his only album, Grace ...

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Calum Marsh
Village Voice

Badgley delivers a nuanced performance of such ferocity he almost singlehandedly makes a conventional film seem loose and improvisatory.

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David 'Mad Dog' Bradley
Rip It Up

The atmosphere of Algrant's film is detached, as though filmed underwater, which is fitting for Buckley's mood.

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Cameron Johnson
Oh, Jeff Buckley was indeed the spitting, '90s-esque interpretation of his father, and I've always had enough trouble calling him… More