Neil Young: Heart of Gold
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"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 Nashville's hallowed Ryman auditorium last summer. Young's music provides an emotionally rich view into this unique artist's relationship to family, friends, mortality and the passage of time. Young is accompanied on stage by many long time musical companions, including country star Emmylou Harris, Neil's wife Pegi Young, and band leader/ steel… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...Even those who haven't followed Young's every recent move could well find his performance here surprisingly captivating."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"This Prairie Wind concert is one long sweet twang of wistful not-quite-regret."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Shows the famed songwriter's performance and work off with reverance, and a faithfullness to the live experience."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Young's presence, his heartfelt delivery, and the audience's fore-knowledge of his brain aneurysm add enough weight to make the film a surprisingly emotional experience"
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"The best moments in the film are when Ellen Kuras's camera just sits there taking in the whole stage, the whole gorgeous ecosystem."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"When it comes to pop-music icons, Neil Young is the full package."
‑ Larry Rodgers, Arizona Republic
"Proves it's better to burn out, than to fade away."
‑ Kam Williams, Upstage Magazine
"The result is simply spellbinding."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"A potent brew of humanity, empathy, and dignity."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"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."
‑ Evelyn McDonnell, Miami Herald
"Some defiant rockers are forever young. This one is in name only."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"Pleasant, but hardly pulse-quickening stuff."
‑ Andrew Pulver, Guardian
"...Neil Young has experimented with film many times, but this is by far the most accessible cinematic treatment of his music; a troubadour at the top of his game."
‑ Matt McNally,
"Regardless of what you call it, Heart of Gold is a revelation and one of 2006's best movies."
‑ Pete Croatto,
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