George Harrison: Living In The Material World
George Harrison: Living In The Material World (2011)

HBO and Martin Scorsese present GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD. The film focuses the imaginative and inspired eye of one of cinema's most preeminent filmmakers on one of the world's most influential men. The film… More

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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Noel Murray
AV Club

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.

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James Poniewozik
TIME Magazine

Perhaps all things must pass, but I would not pass this one up.

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Rachel Ray
Daily Telegraph

History may now be more inclined to view the progressive Harrison as not the quiet Beatle but the cool one.

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Ed Bark
Uncle Barky

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.

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Bill Wyman
Slate

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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Alan Sepinwall
HitFix

Scorsese makes it into something more than a three-plus hour rehash of an oft-told tale.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

It's a seductive and moving scrapbook made with an outward artistry and an inward conventionality.

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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter

It's not a film one particularly expected to be made but it's a vastly welcome one.

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David Zurawik
Baltimore Sun

This is one of the most ambitious and daring biographical films that I have ever seen on TV.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Reid Volk
A very well-produced documentary about a very enigmatic figure.
David Sayers
For any Beatles or Harrison fan this is a fascinating and thorough documentary from Scorsese that includes loads of video footage that hasn't been seen… More
Eric Broome
Of course, this documentary is required viewing for Beatles fans. But it's not perfect. Diehards may grumble that so much of Harrison's solo career is… More
hawk ledge
Well-crafted, intimate account of the quiet Beatle's quest for spiritual purity. Amazing footage.
Cameron Johnson
I don't know why they're talking about George Harrison in a documentary about Madonna, but hey, I'll run with it, because I'd much prefer to… More