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.
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.
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."
The same old clips you've seen a thousand times, screaming girls, Shea stadium, the interviews at the airport, blah, blah, blah. No real insight into who they were as people. Ron Howard doesn't disappoint often but he laid an egg with this one.