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The Devil and Daniel Johnston Review

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5.0

Dave White Profile

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  • 4.0
    77

    out of 100

    Metascore®
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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Watching the movie, I was reminded of the documentary "Crumb"...There is a line that sometimes runs between genius and madness, sometimes encircles them.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    A fascinating and lovingly crafted musical documentary that nevertheless misunderstands its own subject.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Allison Benedikt

    With humor, honesty and awe, Feuerzeig's portrait may love Daniel Johnston, but it won't give his parents much hope.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Whatever one's opinion of Johnston's art, this is documentary filmmaking at its finest.

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