Neil Young Trunk Show
Neil Young Trunk Show (2010)

Jonathan Demme gives us some Neil Young musical and spiritual soul. Young on a stage full of personal icons: alone in the center of a circle of his beloved acoustic guitars; in the midst of stellar musicians Ben Keith, Ralph Molina, Rick… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 19, 2010
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It'll likely prove impenetrable for the uninitiated, but Jonathan Demme's second Neil Young documentary presents a less contemplative side of its subject -- and a loud, passionate glimpse of a rock legend at work.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Demme beautifully captures the show's casual intimacy.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The mix of grainy film and pixel-sharp tape, plus some innovative editing that includes multiple split screens, adds brilliant textures to the piece.

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Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

You forget you're watching a movie and instead feel like you've got the best seat in the house.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

For better or worse, this is a straightforward performance film. I feel it's for the worse.

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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter

A legendary musician keeps on rocking in this enjoyable slice of live performance.

Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

The nitpicky reservations I have of Jonathan Demme's unadorned (some would call it lazy) concert film, Neil Young Trunk Show, do not offset my full-out recommendation that Young fans run right out and see it.

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

Like all true filmmakers, Demme also has an eye for telling details.

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Mike Hale
New York Times

Looks and sounds like several million bucks.

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Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine

Do we really need two Neil Young concert films? By the same director, no less? In three short years? The answer given by Neil Young Trunk Show is emphatically yes.

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