History of the Eagles

History of the Eagles ★★★

As lengthy music documentaries go, it's not as detailed or as exhaustive as the Tom Petty one, the benchmark by which all must be judged. And it's certainly more fun in its first half, as the members coalesce and the good times roll and the tunes we catch ourselves humming in our heads are written, before the drugs and acrimony and bland songwriting set in. The last hour, depicting their first reunion, is a slog and a half, especially if you're not an Eagles fan. So overall, a mild thumbs-up with caveats.