Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

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The "definitive" exploration of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his most famous song, Hallelujah. More

"This feature-length documentary weaves together three creative strands: The songwriter and his times. The song's dramatic journey from record label reject to chart-topping hit. And moving testimonies from major recording artists for whom Hallelujah has become a personal touchtone." (Official synopsis)

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2022Rating: 15, Occasional coarse language118 minsUSAGeller/Goldfine Productions
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Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song | Reviews

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

A lot of substantial or just different material might have enriched this documentary’s tidy fall-and-rise story.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Cohen’s sombre mystique arguably lends itself to a more radical approach than the standard talking-heads format deployed here.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

This generous documentary is nonetheless likely to be a source of illumination for both die-hard and casual fans...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

(Geller and Goldfine attempt) to crystallise both the man and his master work, but can't quite give voice to either.

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Associated Press

Associated Press

It feels, in some ways, like two different films...

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NPR

NPR

This is a good documentary and if it were about 20 minutes shorter it probably could have been a great documentary, but it does ramble.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

This is filmmaking which echoes Cohen’s music style – it’s contemplative, searching and stripped back, but it can also be somewhat navel gazing, ponderous and very slow.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It turns out that even with this degree of focus, two hours is insufficient, though there’s much to admire in the effort.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

A deep dive into the origin story of the singer’s best-known song... doubles as a portrait of an artist as an accidental genius.

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Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song | Release Details

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song is now playing in 21 cinemas in Australia.