February 07, 2014
not compelling at all. an absolute bore. written like it was written by the pool while drunk. \"let's write a move to make money\". garbage
It is like the trek for a self-published author who took 20 years to write his war story. The book ends up in a box in his tiny bedroom, squeezed in beside his over-sized bed, facing no pictures on the wall. It ends in a circle like some existential movies. At least it ends. A downer no doubt.
January 29, 2014
Bought the soundtrack CD. To those who complained about the music, I will concede that the songs were better within the context of the movie. I'm not sure if all of the songs made it on the album. 4 out of 14 are still very good, and the previously unreleased Bob Dylan song is enjoyable.
January 27, 2014
Excellent movie but meant for East Coast markets that appreciate New York settings and character development. If you are looking for outrageous scenes like in Hustle and Wall Street, see somehing else. I thought it was one of the best of the year.
absolutely hated it, shouldn't have been connected to Dave Van Ronk or any of the folk singers of that era, hopefully some other director will pick up on the attention its gotten and film something that actually relates to the era. No story, no joy, a real bummer.