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George Harrison: Living In The Material World Reviews

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Noel Murray
AV Club
August 6, 2012
Despite the shagginess, Scorsese mostly stays focused on Harrison as a reflection of his fans, eternally searching for something elusive - something that only came around occasionally.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Ed Bark
Uncle Barky
August 6, 2012
A film that sheds a lot of light on its subject but at times can be a little too blissed out for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 6, 2012
It's a seductive and moving scrapbook made with an outward artistry and an inward conventionality.
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James Poniewozik
TIME Magazine
August 6, 2012
Perhaps all things must pass, but I would not pass this one up.
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Bill Wyman
Slate
August 6, 2012
By removing the edges that gave the man's life some bite, Martin Scorsese hasn't done George Harrison's legacy any favors.
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
August 6, 2012
It's not a film one particularly expected to be made but it's a vastly welcome one.
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Hank Stuever
Washington Post
August 6, 2012
It is exhaustive and loopy and it takes two nights to watch.
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David Hinckley
New York Daily News
August 6, 2012
You'd like to think that being one of the Beatles had to be more fun than this long and surprisingly dry Martin Scorsese documentary makes it seem.
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Joel Selvin
San Francisco Chronicle
August 6, 2012
A convoluted mass of contradictory characteristics, with a little Vaseline on the lens to blur some of the less comfortably explained pieces of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Lloyd
Los Angeles Times
August 6, 2012
A long, lovely meditation on the Beatle sometimes called the Quiet One and the quiet one sometimes called a Beatle.
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Mike Hale
New York Times
October 8, 2011
An absorbing and beautifully made film in its own right, whose 208 minutes mostly fly by.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
October 6, 2011
A fitting, sonorous tribute to the pop idol, movie producer, spiritual searcher and constant gardener.
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Matt Zoller Seitz
Salon.com
October 5, 2011
It's a problematic, at times off-putting, but ultimately fascinating work, moving through George's life with its own mysterious internal logic.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 3, 2011
Scorsese has accomplished the best documentary that is probably possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
September 27, 2011
Compendious and compassionate in equal measure, it's ultimately an affecting portrait.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Debruge
Variety
September 9, 2011
More than mere rock-doc hagiography, Material World reveals how a tortured millionaire struggled to tame his soul, understand life and ready himself for death.