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  • Summary: A documentary about the musicians behind the songs in the Coen Brothers' film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. It's the most uplifting movie of a numbing year -- a feel-good film full of songs about feeling god-awful.
  2. For fans of this kind of roots music, it was an event you would have given anything to attend. Down From the Mountain lets you do that and gives you terrific seats in the bargain.
  3. The music, it goes without saying, is great.
  4. If the heart of the film is Hartford, who late in his struggle with cancer conveys the luminous colors of a man at his twilight, its soul is Welch.
  5. Good music stands alone, and the documentary is jaunty fun.
  6. Bluegrass fans should have few complaints about this stellar concert film.
  7. Reviewed by: Dan Aquilante
    If bluegrass were as static and dull as this concert film indicates, Nashville would have hustled all the hillbillies back to the Smokies long ago.

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  1. DougM.
    Jul 10, 2006
    I hadn't seen O Brother, and I wasn't a huge Bluegrass fan, and then I saw this concert movie (filmed **before** O Brother was released!) , and was converted for life. Some viewers will find it flat; others will have their socks knocked off. Expand

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