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Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

HD   Unrated Closed Captioning

Jacob Hatley

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About the Movie

Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm is an intimate portrait of founding member of The Band and music legend Levon Helm. The man known worldwide for his soulful voice and multi-instrumental skills allowed a camera crew inside his Woodstock, N.Y. home in the midst of creating his first studio album in 25 years. Shot during the course of two-plus years, the film follows the four-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member after his 2007 comeback album brought him back to the spotlight. The result is a compelling and captivating portrait of a treasured American artist. A FilmBuff Presentation.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 14
  • Fresh: 13
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 7.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: An affectionate tribute and a gift for fans who grew fond of his company on records or at concerts and who would like a little bit more. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Apr 18, 2013

Fresh: [A] fascinating if not entirely revealing portrait. – John Anderson, Variety, Apr 15, 2013

Fresh: Loose and ragtag, stirring and poignant, the documentary "Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm" proves a fitting tribute to its late star ... – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, Jun 12, 2013

Fresh: For the fans left bereft by his 2012 death, it's impossible to imagine a more exquisite, honest, and beautifully detailed documentary about the life of Levon Helm than Jacob Hatley's Ain't in It for My Health. – Peter Gerstenzang, Village Voice, Apr 16, 2013

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Customer Reviews

An amazing artist until the end...

I loved this movie. Levon Helm was a fascinating character in The Last Waltz, and he's even more interesting here. It's really an amazing look at a flawed but amazing man.

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