I finally sat down to watch the movie. This is my impression after the one viewing. I might go back and rewatch though which could change my views here and there.
There was no way I wasn't going to enjoy this. It's always good to see a professional major release on the Beatles. Which is why I was confident to buy the disc as I'm sure I'll watch it every so often.
On the plus side there was some nice footage and clips I can't recall seeing before. Some of the celebrity recollections, like Elvis Costello and Whooping Goldberg were interesting and/or touching.
That said it didn't really do what the title suggested. As others have written, it's more an anthology-lite, centred on 64-66. They didn't really delve into the tours in that much detail. Or show hitherto unreleased footage. It just seemed to be a pretty basic history of the Beatles, with the pepper and after era quickly rushed through to get to the final clips from the rooftop. No doubt people less familiar with the Beatles will find it enlightening but for we Beatle geeks who treat the Anthology as a basic intro to the group, it's going to fall short.
I still enjoyed watching it though. There's some nice moments throughout. And the disc I bought has heaps of special features longer than the actual film. It's probably as interesting as the movie. The sections with English composer Howard Goodall I thought were very good.
Any Beatle fan should enjoy this movie, but there's still space for a definitive documentary on the Beatles as a live band.