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Good Ol' Freda Reviews

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
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
September 19, 2013
[A] delightful documentary ...
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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
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.
September 16, 2013
[A] warmhearted documentary portrait ...
September 13, 2013
For any hard-core Beatles fan, this is essential stuff - and for anyone who follows pop culture, it's rather bittersweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 13, 2013
The sweet-faced Kelly is a lovely and humble storyteller, and her enduring affection for John, Paul, George and "Richie" is palpable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 12, 2013
We love her, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 12, 2013
A generic jaunt down memory lane ...
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 12, 2013
Don't look for scoops on Yoko or the band's breakup, but it's hard not to smile at the mop-top nostalgia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 11, 2013
White's revelation-free, nostalgia massage of a film works the archivals with genuine fondness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 10, 2013
A surprisingly satisfying and moving experience.
September 5, 2013
White's film is a love letter not just to Kelly and the Beatles, but also to postwar working-class Liverpool.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 5, 2013
Music documentaries don't get more inessential than Good Ol' Freda, a Kickstarter-funded, not-quite-profile of Freda Kelly, The Beatles' longtime secretary.
Full Review | Original Score: C-