Down from the Mountain
Down from the Mountain (2001)

A concert documentary showing the Nashville performances of the country and bluegrass music stars involved with the recording of the "O Brother, Where Art Thou" movie soundtrack.

Rated: G
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Release Date: June 15, 2001
DVD Release Date: October 23, 2001
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

A film that's lovely to hear, though not much to look at.

Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle

Like the old-timey music that inspired it, Down From the Mountain is sweet, serene and utterly unconcerned with polish.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A beautifully done record of a very unusual event - and one that inadvertently serves as a testament to John Hartford, making it a very special document of musical history.

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

The music is grand, the performances are direct and Down From the Mountain is unpretentious in its presentation of both.

Misha Berson
Seattle Times

A tender tribute to Hartford's spirit, and to the enduring value of the plaintive and celebratory music that emerged from this country's farm fields and front porches and backwoods churches.

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Film Threat

Now if you're looking for an in-depth study of the music, look elsewhere. This movie is strictly about the one event [a benefit concert (for the Country Music Hall of Fame 2001)].

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

In her performances and asides to the documentarians, it is Welch who best articulates why this music is so moving.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

The whole experience is wonderful -- and this is a film to own on videotape, since you'll probably want to play these songs again and again.

Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

Feels glossed over and incomplete.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Graham Jones
A very enjoyable concert film and a must see for any fan of O Brother, Where Art Thou?.