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  • Summary: An extraordinary and remarkably humorous portrait of American folk music legend Ramblin' Jack Elliott. (Lot 47 Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. A warm and feisty documentary that is as much inquiry as it is tribute.
  2. This curious documentary is something rare, evincing opposites: It's both delightful and powerful.
  3. A kind of folktale, rooted in poignant personal experience.
  4. Elevated out of the music-documentary genre to become something of an intriguing mystery -- and one with no neat solution.
  5. Reviewed by: James Sullivan
    75
    Ends up musing perceptively on the American dream of wanderlust and its unintended consequences.
  6. Ms. Elliott's film is, in part, an effort to reverse his slow slide into obscurity. On this level it's an unqualified success.
  7. 60
    Writer-director Aiyana Elliott gives her father his due in this evenhanded yet impassioned documentary.

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