Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)

"Neil Young : Heart of Gold" is filmmaker Jonathan Demme's intimate musical portrait of legendary singer/songwriter Neil Young, filmed on the occasion of the world premiere of Young's 'Prairie Wind' concert at… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 13, 2006
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Proving that it's neither better to burn out nor fade away, Neil Young: Heart of Gold works both as a concert film and a meditation on mortality.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

...Even those who haven't followed Young's every recent move could well find his performance here surprisingly captivating.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

This Prairie Wind concert is one long sweet twang of wistful not-quite-regret.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

The best moments in the film are when Ellen Kuras's camera just sits there taking in the whole stage, the whole gorgeous ecosystem.

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Larry Rodgers
Arizona Republic

When it comes to pop-music icons, Neil Young is the full package.

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Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine

Proves it's better to burn out, than to fade away.

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Evelyn McDonnell
Miami Herald

It doesn't penetrate his craggy mystique, or make us hear his music in a new way. Instead, it's the same old choir song.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Some defiant rockers are forever young. This one is in name only.

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Andrew Pulver
Guardian

Pleasant, but hardly pulse-quickening stuff.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
In 2005, lauded musician Neil Young was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. After getting this news, he wrote and recorded Prairie Wind- an album of ten sweet and… More
John Ballantine
A fitting tribute to a great and still underappreciated artist. Demme succeeds where Young fails in his later Trunk Show film. Well rounded film that lets the… More
Daniel Perry
Well shot and interesting, but the featured album (Prairie Wind) is kind of "same old Neil," and though listenable, the lyrics are kind of schlocky.… More
William Goss
Pleasant enough, but really for fans only.
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Neil Young: Heart of Gold" is a concert film capturing Neil Young and friends performing songs from his album "Prairie… More
Andre Tavares Simoni
Documentary and concert film by Jonathan Demme, featuring Neil Young. The film was made in the summer of 2005 in Nashville, Tennessee, premiered at the Sundance… More