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Good Ol' Freda Reviews

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Landon Palmer
Film School Rejects
June 2, 2014
...the film captures a woman who lives daily with the knowledge that she bears part of history.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl
April 8, 2014
...This is Freda narrating her own story as the no-nonsense Liverpool woman she is...illustrated with lots of archival materials to take the viewer along on her journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2014
Just when you thought there couldn't be any more documentaries about the Beatles, here is one about a woman who has kept a low profile. There are no big revelations in this film, just a different perspective on the band.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Cameron Meier
Orlando Weekly
December 4, 2013
Not everyone will view it as an informational feast, but Beatle fans will eat it up like jam butties.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony
November 19, 2013
Kelly is what makes Good Ol' Freda such an involving film when it covers otherwise well-traveled Beatles lore.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 14, 2013
The genial pic, about a wonderful person, is a good watch for Beatle fans.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
October 23, 2013
The film gets by, if only barely, on Freda's good humor and lack of pretense.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brendan Kelly
Montreal Gazette
October 17, 2013
If you have any interest in Liverpool's most noted hitmakers, go see this film. But just don't expect to find too many revelations about the Fabsters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 17, 2013
... slight movie that exists largely because of the goodwill of its subject, who never felt impelled to convert her proximity to greatness into monetary success, or even much notoriety.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
September 27, 2013
Good Ol' Freda feels like a peek behind the curtain of one of the biggest bands in history. If this is the last true story of The Beatles, then it's a remarkable tale full of magnificent triumphs, devotion, sorrow, and maturity.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
September 26, 2013
Brian Epstein needed someone to run the nascent Official Beatles Fan Club. Freda, just 17, got the job.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
September 25, 2013
The fact that [Freda] related to the group's female fans because she was one of them is this documentary's calling card, but not many fans can open a box in their attic and pull out an envelope labeled 'This is George Harrison's real hair.'
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Marsha Lederman
Globe and Mail
September 20, 2013
In this charming insider account, Kelly traces her history with the band from the very early days until after their split.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
September 19, 2013
[A] delightful documentary ...
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
September 19, 2013
While the tales of the band's spectacular rise create a genial mood, the film feels superficial.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
September 19, 2013
[Gives] insight into a rare, innocent time in rock history when a scrap of pillowcase that cradled a mop-top singer or an autographed photo were all fans needed to feel close to their idols.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brent Dey
Paste Magazine
September 19, 2013
Even without new information or salacious details, this is a story Beatles fans will enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
September 19, 2013
Although this music documentary has some historic value, it aims to entertain -- and succeeds, largely because its subject is a natural on camera.
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
September 16, 2013
[A] warmhearted documentary portrait ...
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 13, 2013
At first glance hinting maybe condescension in the title, ' Good Ol' Freda' really does anything but, those three little words being the lads' fond reference to her.
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