Year of the Horse: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Live
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Year of the Horse: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Live
Independent film hero Jim Jarmusch followed Neil Young & Crazy Horse during their 1996 world tour and captured it on handheld Super-8. Spliced with archival footage shot by Young and with current interviews from all band members and Young's father, the result is not so much an overview of the band's career as an homage to the power of the band's consistent and timeless work as a four-piece. With three other Neil Young concert films available on home video (Rust Never Sleeps, Weld, Neil Young Unplugged) Year of the Horse seems a bit redundant, but was obviously a labor of love for… More

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"This is an intimate, lyrical yet incendiary film, and it will please fans of both Young and Jarmusch."
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"Both a quirky little movie and a monument to one of rock 'n' roll's greatest noisemakers."
‑ Tom Keogh,
"I'll never understand how Neil Young won the heart of Jim Jarmusch."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"The boys don't have much to say but it's oddly fascinating watching them try."
‑ David N. Butterworth,
"A pleasant but uncompelling historical curio."
‑ Kim Williamson, Boxoffice Magazine
"Plays like This Is Spinal Tap made from anti-matter. Both films are about aging rockers, but Year of the Horse removes the humor and energy."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"If you've ever liked the 52-year-old Young's songs, you'll probably be hooked early on."
‑ John Hartl,
"While a little Jarmusch is a good thing, a lot can be a bit much to take. At least when he's in this mood."
‑ Oz, Hollywood Bitchslap
"Too often comes across as so much fiddling with graphics and visual formats."
‑ Peter Henne, Film Journal International
"Fans will freak and the curious will be rewarded by indie film legend Jarmusch's doc of Neil Young and Crazy Horse."
‑ , E! Online
"This is quite possibly the worst documentary I have ever had the displeasure of watching on the big screen."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"If you don't like the music, forget it. But, if you're like me, a Neil Young fan, this is great inside stuff."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"If you love the music, you'll adore the film. It rocks!"
‑ Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies
"A far cry from some of the better 'rockumentaries' out there."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"The interviews with the band members and the behind-the-scenes footage ... make for an entertaining and illuminating experience."
‑ Craig Marine, San Francisco Examiner
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