Concert for George


Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Reviewed by: Richard Harrington
    It offers a special "something" for everyone who ever appreciated the Quiet Beatle's musical gifts and spiritual explorations.
  2. The sweet, solemn music of George Harrison, who died two years ago, has rarely sounded more majestic than in the sweeping performances of the enlarged star-studded band that gathered in London at Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 29 to commemorate his legacy.
  3. The jamboree is beautifully shot and directed, by Chris Menges and David Leland respectively, and there is a haunting touch: the presence of George’s son, Dhani, on guitar, looking near-identical to his dad in his twenties.
  4. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Film gathers together only those who knew, loved and made music with "the quiet Beatle."
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    It's spookily touching to see this massed group of former rock gods gathered to honor one of their fallen. Bald spots and graying shags predominate; the giant velvet lapels of 1969 have given way to sensible sport coats; the granny glasses are for real.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    Both a heartwarming tribute to the late Beatle and a study of hair patterns in the aging British male, Concert for George, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall a year to the day after Harrison's death, manages both reverence and joy.
  7. 80
    This filmed record is a musical bliss-out.
  8. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    It provides both deep musical pleasures and a touching farewell to the former Beatle.
  9. Of them all, only McCartney looks out of place, perhaps mistaking the venue for Vegas. There in a nutshell could be the answer to why the Beatles broke up.
  10. 60
    Anyone who remembers Harrison fondly will enjoy this musical tribute, though it assumes a level of familiarity with Harrison's associates that not all viewers will have.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. DieterH.
    Nov 13, 2006
    It's possible that there are other concerts equally well played and filmed, but it's hardly possible that there could be one It's possible that there are other concerts equally well played and filmed, but it's hardly possible that there could be one better, so this can be the bench mark for a 10. The performances are astonishing. Eric Clapton's solo on While My Guitar Gently Weeps is to cry for. (He played the solo on the original song too, so who better to play it here.) Full Review »