91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Penn Badgley saunters around with an air of spooky self-possession, and he does a dead-on impersonation of Buckley's high-vibrato wail.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Badgley, best known for playing "lonely boy" Dan Humphrey on Gossip Girl, is a revelation. He wears his role like a second skin.
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74

Film.com

By William Goss
Two Buckleys for the price of one, but the real star here is Penn Badgley.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Deborah Young
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.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
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.
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63

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
Director Daniel Algrant chose well with Badgley, who transcends the rather made-for-TV vibe with a decent rendition of Buckley’s haunting falsetto.
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60

Village Voice

By Calum Marsh
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.
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58

The Playlist

By Kevin Jagernauth
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.
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50

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
It’s sweet, sentimental, almost inevitably touching if not especially persuasive, brushing against the thorns in each man’s life without drawing blood.
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50

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
The result is at once skillfully observed and a bit so-what.
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57 out of 100
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