• The Beatles: Eight Days a Week -- The Touring Years (2016)

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week -- The Touring Years

Release Date: September 16th, 2016

DVD Release Date: November 18th, 2016

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

Filmmaker Ron Howard examines the early years of the Beatles, from their club dates in Liverpool, England, to their concert tours in Europe and the rest of the world.

Cast: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Whoopi Goldberg, Elvis Costello, Sigourney Weaver, Eddie Izzard, Larry Kane

Director: Ron Howard

Genres: Music , Documentary

Production Co: Apple Corps, Hulu, Imagine Entertainment

Keywords: Moving, Transformation, Charming, 1960s, Growing up, Rise, 2010s, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Predictably full of great performing footage and incorporating new interviews with the too-few surviving witnesses, the doc may hold few revelations for baby boomers and their kids, who've had ample opportunities to revisit the material. But it will make a fine entry point for younger auds who grew up with the songs but never had Beatlemania shoved down their throats. show more

  • 100
    The Seattle Times

    A thoroughly delightful, crisply edited film. show more

  • 70
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    By focusing on the touring footage, Howard’s picture distinguishes itself by allowing us to remember them as they started out while emphasising their skill as musicians (there’s an interesting comparison with Schubert and Mozart) and the endearing closeness of their unit. show more

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Awards

Nominated Documentary
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)