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Greetings from Tim Buckley

(2013)
Not Yet Rated In Theaters 05/3/2013 , 99min.
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May 18, 2013
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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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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. Full Review
Calum Marsh
Village Voice
The film articulates this dimension of the story, regrettably, in little more than biopic platitudes and daddy-issue clichés...But it's not all bad. Badgley delivers a nuanced performance of such ferocity he almost singlehandedly makes a conventional film seem loose and improvisatory. Full Review
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. Full Review
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. Full Review
Dennis Harvey
Variety
The result is at once skillfully observed and a bit so-what. Full Review

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