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Filmmaker Ron Howard examines the early years of the Beatles, from their club dates in Liverpool, England, to their concert tours in Europe and the rest of the world.

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  • Unearthed fan footage and gorgeously restored concert clips make this a must-see for Beatles fans.

    November 27, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Howard assembles Eight Days a Week with an eye to appeasing those knowledgeable about Beatles history.

    November 20, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The songs are still great. The foursome's waggish chemistry is still a wonder. But there's a lot of old ground, even old grind.

    December 28, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The material is uncontroversial to say the least, but hugely enjoyable with some remastered live performances that were previously drowned out by screaming girl fans.

    October 10, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • If you're a Beatles fan - and that's who a movie like this is for - you've already seen most of this stuff, and diehards (and I speak as one myself) will probably find themselves focusing more on Howard's stranger choices.

    October 2, 2016 | Full Review…
  • [Howard seems] as if he were intent on making a film for anyone who tuned in to The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, fell in love with the four adorable mop tops and regrets all the long-haired plonking about with sitars that came later.

    September 22, 2016 | Full Review…

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  • Mar 02, 2017
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    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Oct 24, 2016
    A neat work of editing gives fans a fresh experience with the Beatles. Lotsa concert footage. Good stuff.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 20, 2016
    When you have the resources of Ron Howard and the producers working on this doc you can insert interviews with famous Beatles fans and access astounding archival footage from news sources, concerts, in depth interviews with John and George before they died, and more candid material. Focusing on the BUSY touring years from 1963 to '66 when the boys from Liverpool were getting along, this film is loaded with their great music and reveals their personalities, which those of us who didn't live during that time probably only have a vague understanding of. The digital remastering of the songs is stellar and the taped concert footage is crisp, clear, and well synched. Their cheeky jokes with the press put a smile on my face and I learned that the Fab Four refused to perform at Southern stadiums and concert venues that had segregated seating. They forced change through their popularity here in America by only agreeing to give a concert if blacks and whites in the audience were free to sit wherever they chose. Like doing the work of eight days in a seven day week this documentary packs so many details about a short three year period into its two hour and seventeen minute runtime. I recommend you watch it on Hulu.
    Byron B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 18, 2016
    It is a delight to witness now all that Beatlemania hysteria and the members' cheeky sense of humor in a lot of priceless archive footage combined with welcome interviews, but this nice doc is also a bit too unpretentious and doesn't offer much new insight about the band and their touring years.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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