Neil Young Journeys Reviews

  • Mr. Young's passionate cracked whine assumes an oracular power.

    Stephen Holden — New York Times

  • Neil Young Journeys underscores the continuing relevance of Young's artistry over the last 45 years and why he is regarded as one of rock's most influential musicians and songwriters.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • For true believers, "Neil Young Journeys" is a visit with a still-vital friend. For the merely curious, it's proof that there's more to the man - more strangeness, deeper communions with the muse - than classic rock radio will ever let on.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • Demme and five other camera operators expertly capture an intense, pared-down 2011 solo show at Toronto's Massey Hall in the absorbing new Neil Young Journeys.

    Aaron Hillis — Village Voice

  • Of course, the music is the thing and the sounds here earn Demme's reverence.

    Jim Farber — New York Daily News

  • It's an intimate performance portrait, divided among new material from his 2010 album "Le Noise" and many of his classics.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • With its one-of-a-kind poetic lamentation, Young's voice sounds more peculiarly lovely than ever. A small picture, but good and true.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • As a songwriter, Young can still deliver: one of the best tunes here is a lovely, piano-propelled number, "Leia," that he hasn't even released yet.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • I'd say the movie does a fine job of completing the trilogy, but I wouldn't be surprised if Demme and Young have more in them yet.

    Dan DeLuca — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Forget Crosby, Stills and Nash and maybe even Crazy Horse. Jonathan Demme might be Neil Young's ultimate collaborator.

    Chris Riemenschneider — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • "Journeys" is simply a trip most need not take.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • Like Young, Demme often takes an iconoclastic route. This is in part a concert film, yes, but not a traditional one.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • The nicest thing I can think of to say about the doc "Neil Young Journeys" is that at least it isn't in 3-D.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • The point of this valuable and continuing exercise is intimacy, not nostalgia per se. Demme keeps it simple, apart from the occasionally trippy lens move.

    Toronto Star

  • The wartsy antipode of Katy Perry: Part of Me, with an intimacy and intensity bordering on the overwhelming.

    James Adams — Globe and Mail

  • Journeys, shot on the last two nights of Young's 2011 solo world tour, is essential Neil Young.

    Peter Travers — Rolling Stone

  • Young's almost mystical musicianship is what saves it.

    Betsy Sharkey — Los Angeles Times

  • Count me in the camp that wouldn't mind another Young/Demme movie every two or three years from here on out.

    Sean Burns — Philadelphia Weekly

  • Young's amiable, guard-down chatter as he drives that 1956 Ford Crown Victoria all the way from Omemee to Massey Hall in Toronto establishes a sense of heart and soul ...

    The List

  • Demme plants a camera on the mic stand so at one point he can present Young's unshaven scowl in extreme close-up, blocking out the gorgeously lighted stage. It's not a pleasant image

    Matt Kelemen — Las Vegas CityLife

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