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The war in Iraq is the backdrop as the CSNY "Freedom of Speech Tour" crisscrosses North America. The film examines the band's connection to its audience in both political and musical terms, and examines the relationship between Vietnam-era anti-war sentiment and today's post-9/11 environment. A Vietnam veteran sums it all up: "It's deja vu all over again."
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 41
- Fresh: 28
- Rotten: 13
- Average Rating: 6.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: CSNY Deja Vu has some delicious moments, but you never quite shake the feeling that it's documenting a tempest in a teapot.
Fresh: Recent and archival interview, news, war and music footage, which often juxtapose the Vietnam and Iraq conflicts, round out this unflinching, well-constructed picture.
Fresh: A melodious howl of protest against the Iraq War from one of rock's greatest bands.
Rotten: Many come to the shows unprepared for the heavy sermonizing. Others call for it. The documentary seems equally divisive.
1970's / 2000's ... History Repeats
This movie illustrates CSNY's ability to come to the forefront of political protest once again. As with Military Madness by Graham Nash and Ohio by Neil, among others, these guys have always been politically pertinent. Thank goodness they're doing it!! No other acclaimed artists have risked their reputations for the good of our country like CSNY. My eyes watered while watching this... for the vets represented, for CSNY's belief in change, and for the few closed minded individuals that walked out of concerts when Bush's impeachment was called for through song. It boggles my mind that people can be that blind or brainwashed. At any rate, this is a well done documentary. If you buy it or rent it, make sure you share with your friends. I think everyone needs to see this!
About concert tour, not the concert
I have been loving Neil Young for 30 years and this is an OK movie for what it is. However, I was expecting a concert movie. This movie is _about_ a concert. There is way more talking than any other concert film I have seen and not even any complete songs. Maybe there is a companion movie that actually has the music?
Shut up and sing? This is America and anybody can have whatever opinion they want and to tell someone to not express whatever they feel through music is unpatriotic. I don't care what the message is, that's what music is suppose to be about. If you don't like it then don't listen, I'm sure there is somebody out there that shares your views and has a few albums to back them up with.
- Genre: Music Documentaries
- Released: 2008
- © 2008 by OHANA 2006, Inc. All rights reserved.