In 1962 four young men - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr - came together to form the 20th century musical phenomenon known as 'The Beatles'. The band stormed Europe in 1963 and, in 1964, they conquered America. Their groundbreaking world tours changed global youth culture forever and, arguably, invented mass entertainment as we know it today.
I really enjoyed this film. Ron Howard treats the Beatles with love and respect but also at enough distance to make this less a nostalgic paean and more an about-time-someone-did-this documentary. I think I was expecting more of a full biographical look at the Beatles, but as the title suggests, this is only about the period in which they toured giving live performances. Lots of never before seen film footage, and I thought I'd seen everything there was about the Beatles! I was in tears by the end. It threw me right back in time so that I experienced that same emotional thrill as when I was thirteen. If you are a baby boomer Beatlemaniac, you'll love this trip down memory lane.
Fantastic. I've been a Beatles fan for years, and while many of these clips are familiar, Ron Howard is able to tease out an emotion and feeling I've not seen before. Really captures the Beatles' claustrophobic experience, and the mania, and the whole circus surrounding our favorite lads. Also has some of the best live Beatles sounds I've ever heard, really really great performance clips.
Among the very best Beatles documentaries, you'll be clapping and laughing at the spectacle.
For fans who remember and those who want some understanding of those years where the Beatles were at the apex of their fame at a time when entertainment was not so fragmented and everyone watched Ed Sullivan show and knew who all the top stars were. Well done and nicely paced. Used interviews and commentaries not only from Ringo and Paul, but found appropriate commentary on those years from the late John Lennon and George Harrison.
OK, I was skeptical that this was another Beatles moneymaker, especially since some of the reviews weren't great. So did the Beatles change your life in 1964? If so this movie is fantastic. There is stuff we've seen before but there is a ton of stuff we've never seen. I can't wait to watch it again. I purchased the digital version on Amazon for roughly $15.
This is a wonderful documentary.. anyone who loves the Beatles will enjoy it. and learn from it.The movie gives a different perspective than you might have thought when it comes to the fame these four experienced.. definitely worth watching.
Although I have always liked the music I was not have a mania for it and did not follow closely the Beatles history' I enjoyed this documentary with some early concert footage in color and contemporary interviews with Paul and Ringo. The music itself ended up being snippets here and there as there was a lot of story to tell. When you "stream" you lose out on the extra features which I normally enjoy and would like to see.
Wonderful movie. Anyone who says so what, I've seen it all before lacks a soul. Loved the scene at the Liverpool soccer stadium where thousands or maybe tens of thousands sang She Loves You joyfully, and happily, a tribute to the "lads."
Ron Howard does a great job with this film. It very adequately describes the early, touring days of the Beatles. It makes fans aware of the stress and challenges the Beatles faced on the road and explains clearly why they morphed into a studio recording act as opposed to a live touring group.