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George Harrison: Living In The Material World Reviews

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
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+
August 6, 2012
It's a seductive and moving scrapbook made with an outward artistry and an inward conventionality.
August 6, 2012
Perhaps all things must pass, but I would not pass this one up.
Top Critic
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.
August 6, 2012
It's not a film one particularly expected to be made but it's a vastly welcome one.
August 6, 2012
It is exhaustive and loopy and it takes two nights to watch.
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.
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
August 6, 2012
A long, lovely meditation on the Beatle sometimes called the Quiet One and the quiet one sometimes called a Beatle.
October 8, 2011
An absorbing and beautifully made film in its own right, whose 208 minutes mostly fly by.
October 6, 2011
A fitting, sonorous tribute to the pop idol, movie producer, spiritual searcher and constant gardener.
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.
October 3, 2011
Scorsese has accomplished the best documentary that is probably possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 27, 2011
Compendious and compassionate in equal measure, it's ultimately an affecting portrait.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.