• Released
  • March 12, 2004
  • 1 hr 23 min
  • Drama
    Music/Performing Arts
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Greendale Synopsis
Family members (Sarah White, Eric Johnson, Ben Keith) deal with grief after one goes to jail.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

With its grainy images, amateurish acting and homemade sets, there's nothing slick about Neil Young's new movie. Then again, that's the...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Like "Dogville," Neil Young's Greendale uses the deceptively simple "Our Town" foundation on which to build a platform for some highly...
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63

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
As a meditation of American life, Greendale is anything but coherent, but it is fluidly free-associative and shows bizarre wit, as when...
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The film's only dialogue is composed of Young's songs lip-synched and acted out by the cast. This makes for a very literal, somewhat...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Amateur in the true sense of the word -- plainly, proudly homemade.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
When the crashing chords and defiant lyrics of "Be the Rain" close things out, there's a burst of idealism and energy that redeems...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In the history of rock-star indulgence on film, I would rank it somewhere between Bob Dylan's epic carnival of pretension ''Renaldo &...
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40

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Characters lip-synch their dialogue -- badly.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Beware of stoner rock stars talking politics. No matter where you stand on the spectrum, the ecological/anticorporate idealism of Greendale...
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Purposely amateurish.
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