Neil Young - Greendale
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Overall, it's a pretty irritating movie. But as I watched it, almost in spite of myself, I kept getting caught up in Young's music."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"You're better off listening to the album than watching this almost unwatchable movie."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"Neil Young's latest album is part diatribe, part folk tale. He grabbed a super-8 camera and shot a bunch of flannel-wearing Youngalikes as they lipsynched to the libretto. It's strangely compelling..."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"If Young's music or essential intrigue -- at any stage of his rich, 30-plus years of unpredictable expression -- have ever entertained your imagination, Greendale will likely yield a fun field trip into the mystery of his evergreen mind."
‑ , Orlando Weekly
"Little more than a video vanity project, as fuzzy as Young's guitar chords but not nearly as moving."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"It's dreadfully boring."
‑ Chris Riemenschneider, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Smacks of self-indulgence and misplaced ideals."
‑ Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"Its strength lies in its rawness, innocence and lack of polish, as it gets the concerned singer's message out loud and clear to those who are believers."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Everyone knows rock stars shouldn't make movies, but that goes double for old, drug-addled ones like Neil Young."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"At a time when the visuals in so many movies drown out weak storytelling and flailing dialogue, Neil Young's made an oddity: Greendale is a film better heard than seen."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"Young might have been thinking high-concept, but on the screen, Greendale devolves into overwrought 'save the planet for another day' screeds and Sunday-school homilies."
‑ Tom Moon, Philadelphia Inquirer
"An avant home movie posing as an anthem by an artist whose message gets grainier the closer you look."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"[Neil Young's] dotardly video companion to his album of the same name."
‑ Alan Dale,
"Anyone except Young devotees may find this one a yawn-inducing experience."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"An egomaniacal misfire...a foolproof defense against both CD and VHS/DVD piracy."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
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