No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005)

Renowned director Martin Scorsese's documentary No Direction Home: Bob Dylan chronicles the career of the singer and songwriter during the tumultuous years between 1961 and 1966. Dylan allowed Scorsese to have access to hours of footage… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 20, 2005
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Glenn Abel
Hollywood Reporter

As good as it gets in music documentaries.

Phil Gallo
Variety

A document that will satiate Dylan fans over repeated viewings and should bring naysayers into the Dylan fold.

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Gregory Weinkauf
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A competent but fawning, focusless and utterly overlong tribute to a terribly mediocre entertainer who 'sings' like a bumblebee barfing. Bloated Boomers, feel free to be interred with a copy. Soon.

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David Yaffe
Slate

To narrate selected details from this journey from the Iron Range to Greenwich Village to Rock Star Babylon, we get generous, attention-span respecting clips of Dylan performances and reminiscences from carefully selected talking heads.

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

With its bravado and scope the film shames lesser docs.

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Kurt Loder
MTV

Anyone with more than a superficial interest in rock music and its possibilities should either see this film or own it.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Creates a portrait that is deep, sympathetic, perceptive and yet finally leaves Dylan shrouded in mystery, which is where he properly lives.

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

Framed by tons of rare footage, No Direction Home penetrates the soul of one of modern music's greatest icons - at least as much as Dylan will let us.

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Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic

Robert Zimmerman achieved his dream of becoming a singer, but in doing so he surrendered the ability to define himself on his own terms.

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Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
Bathsheba Monk
What I liked about this is that it shows the cluelessness of the press who interviews Dylan as a phenomenon not an entertainer--"do you think you should be… More
Christopher Mercer
A compelling and essential documentary about arguably the greatest American singer/songwriter of all time. Directed by the comparably great Martin Scorsese, No… More
Graham Jones
Probably the best music documentary I've seen. This masterpiece focuses as much on the roots of Dylan as Dylan himself.
Michael Gildea
The only Bob Dylan documentary you will ever need to see.
Lanning : )
Great for what it covers, especially the actual Dylan interviews Scorsese carries on with him "now." There's nothing better than hearing Dylan… More
Cameron Johnson
Jeez, the first documentary was "Don't Look Back", and almost 40 years later, Bob Dylan still has no direction home, and he's about two… More

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