Great Performances (2003)

Great Performances



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Both as a member of the Beatles and as a solo artist, George Harrison was one of the best loved and most influential musicians of his generation, and when he died November 29, 2001, after a long battle with cancer, it was a tremendous blow to the many great artists who were his friends and collaborators. A year to the day after his passing, a handful of pop music royalty who had known and worked with Harrison staged a special concert at London's Royal Albert Hall to play his music and honor his … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some risque humor)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Musical & Performing Arts
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In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 28, 2003
Box Office: $70.0k
Warner Bros. - Official Site


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All Critics (26) | Top Critics (14)

It offers a special 'something' for everyone who ever appreciated the Quiet Beatle's musical gifts and spiritual explorations.

October 3, 2003
Washington Post
Top Critic

It's a must-see for Beatle completists and an unexpected treat for casual fans.

Full Review… | October 3, 2003
Boston Globe
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Unlikely to join the ranks of the great concert films, but it does provide both deep musical pleasures and a touching farewell to the former Beatle.

October 3, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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Like the man himself, the entire thing is just too beautiful.

Full Review… | October 3, 2003
Detroit Free Press
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[A] moving documentary.

Full Review… | October 2, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Those who appreciated Mr. Harrison's slightly offbeat catalogue of songs might find this documentary a treasure. Otherwise, it's about as low-key as Mr. Harrison was -- another concert flick, agreeable enough, if a bit on the snoozy side.

Full Review… | October 2, 2003
Dallas Morning News
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Audience Reviews for Great Performances

Solid performances throughout- especially Tom Petty's take on "I Need You"- but there's a little too much Indian music- and I'm not too comfortable with the Krishna vibe. Otherwise- it's a great show.

Chip Hall

An impressive concert and film in tribute to Harrison. I was thoroughly impressed with all the performances.

Dee Loren

A year after George Harrison died, this concert was staged to honour his life and music. This concert is definetely awesome with an "All-Starr" cast with incredible music, western or eastern.

Dick Faggotson

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