The U.S. vs. John Lennon
David Leaf & John Scheinfeld
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The compelling and provocative documentary of John Lennon's evolution from beloved Beatle to outspoken artist and activist. An iconic inspiration for peace during one of the most tumultuous times in American history, Lennon stood his ground, refused to be silenced and courageously won his battle with the U.S. Government.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 95
- Fresh: 73
- Rotten: 22
- Average Rating: 6.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Lennon's spirit, like his music, shines through this movie like a beacon.
Fresh: Concentrates on Lennon's post-Beatles years, in which he did a lot of great work that's overlooked today, and it's good to have a lot shown on that period.
Rotten: His life has been raked over by so many books, movies, magazine articles, and TV shows that The U.S. vs. John Lennon barely justifies its own existence.
Fresh: Probably should be seen as an addendum to a much larger story of turmoil in the U.S., but it does have something that elevates a now-familiar story of protest and dissent: plenty of footage of Lennon and lots of Lennon's music.
Thank You John
Thank you for the gift of your tenacity, and strength to speak the truth in the face of great opposition. I am for one very grateful.
GREAT MOVIE! I'm also the first one to write a review!
This movie really shows John's struggle to stay in the U.S.A. with Yoko. Well, everyone knows the Lennons won! (YES!!!) I recommend this movie to people who are still trapped in the 60's and 70's (even though I'm only 12-years old.)
Bravest man in the US
This must be one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. The bravery of Mr.Lennon is one for the books. I hope we get a decent politician like Lennon, who has powerful values of peace and a strong drive against deception and political lies. This documentary is worth every hard earned penny...
- Genre: Music Documentaries
- Released: 2007
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