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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

"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
"It's not a film one particularly expected to be made but it's a vastly welcome one."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
"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
"This is one of the most ambitious and daring biographical films that I have ever seen on TV."
‑ David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun
"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,
"It's a seductive and moving scrapbook made with an outward artistry and an inward conventionality."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"It is exhaustive and loopy and it takes two nights to watch."
‑ Hank Stuever, Washington Post
"History may now be more inclined to view the progressive Harrison as not the quiet Beatle but the cool one."
‑ Rachel Ray, Daily Telegraph
"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
"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,
"Perhaps all things must pass, but I would not pass this one up."
‑ James Poniewozik, TIME Magazine
"You'd like to think that being one of the Beatles had to be more fun than this long and surprisingly dry Martin Scorsese documentary makes it seem."
‑ David Hinckley, New York Daily News
"Scorsese makes it into something more than a three-plus hour rehash of an oft-told tale."
‑ Alan Sepinwall, HitFix
"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)
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