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George Harrison: Living In The Material World
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 takes viewers on the musical and spiritual voyage that was George Harrison's life, much of it told in his own words. The result is deeply moving and touches each viewer in unique and individual ways.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"Perhaps all things must pass, but I would not pass this one up."
‑ James Poniewozik, TIME Magazine
"History may now be more inclined to view the progressive Harrison as not the quiet Beatle but the cool one."
‑ Rachel Ray, Daily Telegraph
"Olivia Harrison's honesty contributes mightily to Scorsese's portrait of an artist more interesting than some of us may have realized."
‑ Ellen Gray, Philadelphia Daily News
"Modest and leisurely, albeit exhaustive and insightful, this would have been even better with extended music sequences."
‑ Julian Wood, FILMINK (Australia)
"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."
‑ Ed Bark, Uncle Barky
"By removing the edges that gave the man's life some bite, Martin Scorsese hasn't done George Harrison's legacy any favors."
‑ Bill Wyman, Slate
"Scorsese makes it into something more than a three-plus hour rehash of an oft-told tale."
‑ Alan Sepinwall, HitFix
"This insightful documentary finds that there was more to Harrison than his much-touted spiritual side. [It's] a little long, but it is full of great insight that Beatles fans will find fascinating."
‑ Eric Melin,
"The film fits easily into Scorsese's body of work, as a study of a complex, sometimes angry figure struggling with his contradictions."
‑ Jake Wilson, The Age (Australia)
"It's a seductive and moving scrapbook made with an outward artistry and an inward conventionality."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"It's not a film one particularly expected to be made but it's a vastly welcome one."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
"This is one of the most ambitious and daring biographical films that I have ever seen on TV."
‑ David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun
"Its trove of unseen treasures is required viewing for fans, but the majority of time spent on Beatlemania and his spiritual pursuits over nearly four hours leaves viewers with as many questions about George Harrison as when they came in."
‑ Diva Velez,
"Though the film will resonate more with Beatles tragics ahead of the general public, Scorsese mounts a powerfully persuasive argument for a reassessment of Harrison as a musical force in his own right."
‑ Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)
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