Year of the Horse

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Year of the Horse
Directed byJim Jarmusch
Written byJim Jarmusch
Produced byL. A. Johnson
StarringNeil Young
  • Jim Jarmusch
  • L.A. Johnson
  • Steve Onuska
  • Arthur Rosato
Edited byJay Rabinowitz
Distributed byOctober Films
Release dates
  • May 8, 1997 (1997-05-08) (San Francisco)
  • October 8, 1997 (1997-10-08) (United States)
Running time
106 minutes
CountryUnited States

Year of the Horse is a 1997 American documentary film directed by Jim Jarmusch, following Neil Young and Crazy Horse on their 1996 tour. An accompanying live album by Neil Young & Crazy Horse was released in 1997. It offers a different track listing than the film.



The film had its world premiere at the 1997 San Francisco International Film Festival on May 8, 1997.[1] It was released in the United States on October 8, 1997.[2]


On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 48% based on 25 reviews, with a weighted average rating of 5.2/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Year of the Horse might be worth a watch for hardcore fans of Neil Young or Jim Jarmusch, but it will likely test the patience of most other viewers."[3] Roger Ebert named Year of the Horse as the worst movie of 1997. The film has a weighted average score of 58 out of 100 on Metacritic, based on 14 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[2]

Live album[edit]

An accompanying album was released in 1997.


  1. ^ Harvey, Dennis (May 20, 1997). "'King,' 'Wonderland' top S.F. Film Festival". Variety. Retrieved August 10, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Year of the Horse". Metacritic. Retrieved August 10, 2020.
  3. ^ "Year of the Horse". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 10, 2020.

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