Imagine: John Lennon
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The personal film archives of Yoko Ono were utilized for this feature-length documentary on the life of John Lennon. Predictably, it downplays Lennon's association with the Beatles and concentrates on his years with Ono. The film spends a lot of time recounting Lennon's anti-war activities, highlighted by a confrontation on a talk show hosted by conservative cartoonist Al Capp. The title of the documentary is, of course, taken from Lennon's idyllic ballad about a world free of hatred and discord. Imagine: John Lennon is a reverent but ultimately depressing chronicle of an artist… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

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"The documentary film covers familiar ground, but it is a story most people never get tired of hearing"
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"Interesting documentary about an interesting man."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"It'll make you miss him all over again."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"doesn't fail to honor Lennon's memory (which would be unforgivable) but its emphasis is misplaced"
‑ David Bezanson,
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