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Pure joy for Beatles fans and, one guesses, charming enough to seduce some viewers who wouldn't mind never hearing "She Loves You" ever again. Read full review
Director Ryan White has crafted a deceptively simple film that should almost immediately win viewers over with its low-key charm. Read full review
The sweet-faced Kelly is a lovely and humble storyteller, and her enduring affection for John, Paul, George and “Richie” is palpable. Read full review
Although the filmmakers apparently wanted to focus on the Beatles, the movie's strongest moments are about Freda herself. Read full review
Much of the charm of this highly charming film is the window it affords on the offstage Beatles and their families. Read full review
White’s revelation-free, nostalgia massage of a film works the archivals with genuine fondness. Read full review
White's film is a love letter not just to Kelly and the Beatles, but also to postwar working-class Liverpool. Read full review
Truth is, only hard-core fans of the Fab Four — granted, that’s a lot of people — will find themselves enthralled by this memo-by-memo account of the woman who spent 10 years handling the Liverpool lads’ mail. Others may be only mildly interested.
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The documentary will prove fascinating only to the die-hard fans that Freda Kelly spent years writing to, though in this case that's no small number of people. Read full review
Good Ol’ Freda celebrates an intensely private witness to four of the most public lives in pop-culture history. Read full review
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