I wanted to see this film, but unfortunately, I am not a Hulu subscriber. I was about to get a month of Hulu just to watch this film when it was announced to me that the theater at which I volunteer was going to get it. Lo and behold, I got to see it, but I was somewhat disappointed.
The documentary was definitely well-made, but it wasn't really anything special. Howard had some cool methods to transition between archival footage, interviews, and still photos, but that was about all that was unique about this film. The music was great, and was the best part. The most interesting part was the end, with the exclusive theatrical concert footage. The film didn't really tell me anything more about The Beatles' creative process, nor did it give me any more insight into their personalities. In fact, I felt like I learned more about Whoopi Goldberg, who told a Beatles-related anecdote, during this film than The Beatles themselves. It was really just a portrait of their series of accomplishments, which saddened me a bit.
So as a concert doc, "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years" is great, with a good balance of performance footage and statistics about their performances. But as a biographical documentary, it falls a bit flat.
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
Big Tuna's Rating: B
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Probably not.
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