The Devil and Daniel Johnston

The Devil and Daniel Johnston
The Devil and Daniel Johnston
  • PG-13
  • 1h 50m
  • 2006
Certified Fresh89%
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His drawings and sketches are exhibited and sold worldwide. Beck, Wilco, Sonic Youth and Pearl Jam have recorded his songs. But beneath Daniel Johnston's success as an artist and musician is an incredible story of genius touched by madness: diagnosed as manic-depressive, Johnston has spent the last three decades of his life in-and-out of mental institutions. Told through a compelling combination of interviews, home movies and performance footage, "The Devil and Daniel Johnston" is 'a harrowing, hilarious and ultimately moving new documentary film' (Jim Farber, New York Daily News). '****' (Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News)!
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh89%
Critics Consensus: Whether you think this mentally ill cult musician is worthy of being called a "genius," this document of his life is crafted with sincere respect and is fascinating to watch.
Entertainment Weekly

June 21, 2017
Arizona Republic
Michael Senft

The Devil and Daniel Johnston is an unflinching yet loving look at the outsider musician's life. I...

June 21, 2017
Miami Herald
Rene Rodriguez

A heartbreaking, yet strangely uplifting and inspirational, exploration of the fine line between g...

June 21, 2017
Matt McNally

Rock 'n' roll's capacity for recycling legend means the stories of Johnston's life, and the way in...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Documentary
  • Release Date:March 31, 2006
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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