Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm
Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (2013)

Director Jacob Hatley's intimate documentary finds Mr. Helm at home in Woodstock, NY, in the midst of creating his first studio album in 25 years. Shot during the course of two-plus years, this highly anticipated film focuses in on the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 19, 2013
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2013
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Keough
Boston Globe

[A] bittersweet, frustratingly impressionistic documentary ...

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John Anderson

Less than satisfying treatment of beloved musician, who never quite lets his guard down.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

And of all the figures - Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons, et al. - who smuggled those sepia-toned seeds into rock 'n' roll, Helm, was arguably the most authentic.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Loose and ragtag, stirring and poignant, the documentary "Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm" proves a fitting tribute to its late star ...

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

It's a sympathetic portrait of an artist whose heart lay more with new work than old glories, right up to the end.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Heartfelt tribute to musician Levon Helm receives a theatrical release on the anniversary of his death in 2012.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The portrait of the ailing artist is bittersweet, but when Helms sings or plays, the look on his face is pure joy.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

An affectionate tribute and a gift for fans who grew fond of his company on records or at concerts and who would like a little bit more.

Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

A portrait of a tough American musical spirit, fighting through until the end and taking energy and solace from the music he created.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
I find these personal looks at rock legends to be very interesting but this one left me a little wanting. The historical role that Helm plays in delivering on… More