It thoroughly covers in a chronologically way, the different phases of Harrison's career as musician, his private life and the ceaseless search for a spiritual side in himself. Full Review and Rating: http://alwayswatchgoodmovies.blogspot.com/2013/01/george-harrisonliving-in-material-world.html
Beautifully and tenderly presented, this two-part documentary on George Harrison's life shows his music, his spirit, love and friendship that seems to have affected most in his path. Delving beyond his superstardom into growing as a human being, laughing in the face of "being an adult", this is a very inspirational film to me.
I found this really, really enjoyable and easy to watch (maybe thats because I love George Harrison and music biopics in general). The film moved along at a fast-ish pace which kept things interesting although it did feel slightly rushed, despite filling 3 hours comfortably, and as if it was skipping out large (albeit probably boring) sections of his life. However it us a must see for Beatles/George Harrison fans.
if hugo was solid filmmaking, then this is a fucking masterpiece. the impossible made possible, a brilliant document on the beatles and for my view, the most interesting of them all. it is touching to the last, it delves right into the man, both the good and the bad. there are things missing, like how george met patty, but you cannot include everything over such a running time.
i understand that when you go into a movie you are supposed to already be at least somewhat interested in the subject, but i like documentaries that make me care about things i had previously never cared about or had any interest in, and this film, unfortunately, is not one of those.
I had no idea this was going to go for 3 and a half hours. I left the cinemas at about 12:30am. But it was completely worth it. Harrison is my favourite Beatle, so I'm obviously pleased that this film was made. Everything from the interviews to the photographs was fantastic and at times, even humorous.
Good but not great overview of George Harrison's life from Martin Scorsese who mined similar territory with the excellent Dylan biopic "No Direction Home" Felt the second half shortchanged his later career and the first offered no more illumination on the beatles than we've seen elsewhere. Some great concert footage from the seventies, some awfully frank interviews but still felt even at three plus hours very light.