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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Badgley, best known for playing "lonely boy" Dan Humphrey on Gossip Girl, is a revelation. He wears his role like a second skin. show more

  • 20
    New York Daily News

    For all the star’s efforts, the movie itself ends up little more than an exploitation item, a sad place-holder until the real thing comes along. show more

  • 70
    Deborah Young The Hollywood Reporter

    Dan Algrant’s lyrical recreation of a father-son relationship seen over time, through memory and music, has a sense of urgent originality that works even apart from its great Tim Buckley score. show more

  • 74
    William Goss Film.com

    Two Buckleys for the price of one, but the real star here is Penn Badgley. show more

  • 63
    Sara Stewart New York Post

    Director Daniel Algrant chose well with Badgley, who transcends the rather made-for-TV vibe with a decent rendition of Buckley’s haunting falsetto. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Director Dan Algrant’s conceit here is to take an actual event – a tribute concert for Tim held at a Brooklyn church in 1991, the concert that sparked Jeff’s own career – and wrap a fictionalized drama around it. show more

  • 50
    Nick McCarthy Slant Magazine

    Despite the counter-culture subjects at its core, Daniel Algrant's film possesses a put-upon hipness that cannot mask its disarming dorkiness. show more

  • 40
    David Fear Time Out New York

    Other than an impromptu spectacle in a downtown record store, little of the chops and charisma Buckley fils had in spades is channeled; this is still the usual Let Us Now Praise Famous Men karaoke session, wrapped up in some extra-discordantly warbled notes. show more

  • 91
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Penn Badgley saunters around with an air of spooky self-possession, and he does a dead-on impersonation of Buckley's high-vibrato wail. show more

  • 58
    Kevin Jagernauth The Playlist

    There is no doubt that Greetings From Tim Buckley is respectful, and thanks to Badgley and Rosenfield, does justice to both singers. But the film never quite connects father and son as each sharing the common bond of extraordinary talent or even similar personal woes. show more

  • May 18, 2013 fv00000000150887
    Report This User

    Penn Bagley performed reasonably well. However, my reservations are that it is not well advertised that other than there being a Tim Buckley Tribute in April, 1991, the plot is fictional. Jeff Buckley already knew about his father's history and career. He didn't need anyone to re- introduce him. Nor did he consider Tim his father; that role was occupied by his step-father, Ron Moorhead.

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