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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This is more than a movie, it's a privilege. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A snapshot of a fabled career that's of little interest to anyone outside Young's fans. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The mesmerizing, heart-tugging concert film Heart of Gold confirms Neil Young's stature as a national treasure. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    In one sense, Neil Young: Heart of Gold is just a simple concert film -- no cutaways during the music for interviews, no cameras swooping and soaring on giant booms. But simplicity in this case also means no barrier between us and the people on stage, as they sing some of the most soul-stirring pop songs I've seen performed in a very long time. show more

  • 100
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    At the film's intimate best, it gives a guitar's perspective of the troubadour. He plucks his instrument as he plays our heartstrings. It's movie and music bliss. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Dropping in amusing anecdotes and tender memories, a deeply reflective Young revisits - and often reinterprets - both his recent and classic work. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    This smart, aesthetically understated concert film from Jonathan Demme will transport Young's legions of baby boomer fans back to the future, as 1969 re-invents itself in 2005 for Young. show more

  • 88
    Chicago Tribune

    Pretty-near pure gold. show more

  • 88
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    A bracing cover of Ian Tyson's "Four Strong Winds," performed by no fewer than seven acoustic guitars, rounds out the set, but be sure to stick around for the credits. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    That film remains an electrifying testament to pop music as a communal creative act. show more

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