A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake
A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake (2004)

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 7, 2004
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Dennis Harvey

A brief but haunting musical legacy is paid fittingly brief, lyrical tribute in veteran Dutch documentarian Jeroen Berkven's featurette A Skin Too Few.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

A tender tribute to Nick Drake, the English singer-songwriter who died in 1974.

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

May tell a sad story, but it tells it with so much artistry and to such emotional effect that the film is one of those rare works that resonates long after it's over.

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Time Out

It's an authoritative account of a singular talent.

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Dennis Lim
Village Voice

Less life story than luxuriant mood bath.

Ken Fox
TV Guide

It's a lovely tribute to an extraordinary talent whose music might have been forgotten, and you really couldn't ask for a more beautiful soundtrack.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

A short (48 minutes) and sweet tribute to the British folk singer.

Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader

It's a haunting portrait of a young man who, while genuinely gifted and loved by friends and family, couldn't cope with the world.

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Kent Turner

[Drake's] music and the picturesque footage of the English countryside dominate the documentary... creating an irresistible pull for Anglophiles.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Gildea
For a documentary about someone who made such wonderful music, this is incredibly boring. The segues between topics were nicely done and wonderfully reflected… More