Greetings From Tim Buckley Synopsis
Jeff Buckley prepares for his performance at his father's tribute concert in 1991.
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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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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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By William Goss
Two Buckleys for the price of one, but the real star here is Penn Badgley.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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By Dennis Harvey
The result is at once skillfully observed and a bit so-what.
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Rated NR