Find out what the critics are saying about Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story


“While the last third of Butterfield’s life is tragic, spending the better part of 90 minutes with the man and his music is exhilarating. The picture may get at least a few people talking about him again.” - Glenn Kenny, The New York Times and a NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’S PICK

Horn From the Heart is an enlightening look at an under-documented musician.” - David Browne, Rolling Stone

“But a corrective is at hand in the form of John Anderson’s fine documentary… It’s full of music that makes the case for its subject’s pre-eminence—he played with the intensity of a highest-category hurricane—and has an interesting slant on the issue of cultural appropriation.” - Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

“In the pantheon of deceased rock ’n’ roll superstars that includes Jimi Hendrix Janis Joplin, John Lennon, and Jim Morrison, there’s little mention of blues maestro Paul Butterfield, the subject of John Anderson’s moving documentary.” - Peter Keough, The Boston Globe

“Anderson does the Butterfield legacy a service with Horn from the Heart.” - Jeff Johnson, Chicago Sun-Times

“The film is a worthy celebration to the legacy of a Chicago bluesman whose influence on modern music cannot be underestimated.” - Daniel Patton, Reel Chicago

“This sort of meteoric rise is custom made for a documentary, and Horn From the Heart has all the right elements that lend themselves to a compelling story… a must-see for music fans.” - Paul Percellin, Film Threat

Read Cave Hollywood’s interview with Producer Sandra Warren and Director John Anderson here.