Video Review

Human Highway (1995)

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Drama; With: Dean Stockwell and Neil Young (Musician)

The nicest thing you can say about Human Highway, the little-seen feature codirected by grunge-progenitor and Living Saint of Rock & Roll Neil Young, is that as a filmmaker, he's a great guitarist. An ugly, plotless, anti-nuke screed set at a redneck diner and gas station, Human Highway is basically an excuse for arch musical performances by guest stars DEVO and unusually restrained character turns by Dean Stockwell and Dennis Hopper. The pleasant surprise here is Young himself; his convincing portrayal of a comic nerd (sort of a grunge Urkel) suggests a possible career in sitcoms. C-

Originally posted Aug 25, 1995 Published in issue #289-290 Aug 25, 1995 Order article reprints

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