• Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (2017)

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars

Release Date: November 24th, 2017

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

Eric Clapton is the only ever three-time-inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is an 18-time Grammy Award winner and widely renowned as one of the greatest performers of all time. But behind the scenes is restlessness and tragedy. Clapton's quest to grow his artistic voice left fans surprised as he constantly quit successful bands. His isolated pursuit of his craft, and fear of selling out, served as a catalyst for his evolution as an artist.

Cast: Eric Clapton

Director: Lili Fini Zanuck

Genres: Documentary , Music

Production Co: Passion Pictures, Abramorama

Keywords: Passionate , Emotional , Rise , Fall , Creative , Transformation , Inspiring , Love ,

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Godfrey CheshireRogerEbert.com

    The film does a good job conveying the excitement generated by that band as a live act, especially in San Francisco and Los Angeles. But though it produced some remarkable music, Cream’s success was short-lived. show more

  • 40
    Time Out

    Clapton has led a fascinating life, and is a contradictory and inspiring figure. Save for a few moments, this film just doesn’t serve him well enough. show more

  • 50
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film's title promises a story told with the tidy structure of the blues. (Either that, or it's a bad joke about Clapton's long struggle with alcoholism.) But Life proves weirdly assembled, with counterintuitive emphases. show more

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