George Best: All By Himself

George Best: All By Himself

By Daniel Gordon

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2017-02-24
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 1h 32min
  • Director: Daniel Gordon
  • Production Company: Fine Point Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: GBP 5.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 5 Ratings


He was football's first rock and roll star - a handsome, charismatic Belfast boy who could thrill and excite the crowds with every turn of the ball. But George Best was also the lead in his own Shakespearean tragedy, a flawed genius, brought down by drink, temptation and depression. Director Daniel Gordon (Hillsborough, The Fall) recounts the tale of this beloved but be-devilled superstar with riveting, evocative footage and testimony by those who knew him at his best - and worst. There's a lot of ground to cover in Best's short life - from his electrifying debut with Manchester United at the tender age of 17, through the glory years that United won the 1968 European Cup, his adventures in the North American Soccer League, not to mention his time spent romancing the world's most beautiful, intoxicating women. But Gordon tells Best's story with a skill worthy of the man himself. The film draws you into the drama that surrounded Best and makes you understand just why an estimated quarter of a million people lined the route of his funeral cortege to mourn his tragic passing.



  • Top draw

    By GrantPeebles
    Really enjoyed this, plenty of new insights. Amazing how out of control his drinking was even by the early seventies. Well worth a watch, had me gripped.
  • What a genius!!

    By gtk2
    I'm a Liverpool fan, but I'm an admirer of George Best. I'm from Northern Ireland, not far from Creagh. Very sad ending to the story of a genius. Hope when those young ones watch they will think before getting addicted drink.