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[New] | Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
Excerpt: An imaginative movie about the magic of the Beatles’ music.
Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
Excerpt: Your enjoyment of this one is going to depend on just how much ludicrousness and laziness you can put up with in Richard “Love Actually” Curtis’s screenplay…
Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
Excerpt: Yesterday fumbles in its balance between whimsical fantasy and romance, but there is plenty of charm to be found.
James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
Richard Gray @ The Reel Bits
Excerpt: The march of nostalgia porn continues its unrelenting journey into our hearts, minds, and wallets. But hey: it’s the Beatles by way of Danny Boyle, man. You can’t hide your love away.
Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
Excerpt: “Now I need a place to hide away. Oh, I (don’t) believe in yesterday…”
MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
Excerpt: It’s not interested in a world absent the incalculably enormous impact of the Beatles. It’s just a lazy comedy of one running joke, a regular schmoe enjoying unwarranted success, and a blah romance.
Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
Excerpt: A more than compelling idea about the meaning of music and its universality dog paddles with a vengeance while a romantic-comedy stone fastened to its foot does its best to drown it whole.
Dan Lybarger @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Excerpt: (Screenwriter Richard) Curtis might have found more comic fodder by having Jack try to explain how he could write songs that refer to streets in a city where he doesn’t live or why he’s performing “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” which fell before he was born.
Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
Excerpt: A fun, breezy story packed with great music.
Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
Excerpt: It takes some rad songs and makes them… well, not better, but not worse either.
Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
Excerpt: Yesterday therefore becomes an embattled war between its two halves: [a] hilarious high-concept alternate universe [and a] generic love story.
Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
Excerpt: While Yesterday is quite enjoyable, I couldn’t help but shake the feeling that much more could have been done with such a rich idea to help it come together better.
Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
Excerpt: Yesterday is one of the most surprisingly delightful films in recent memory, a cinematic hug wrapped up in the songs which make us sing.
Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Excerpt: Brush off the eye-rolling salt and you will find beaming smiles of sugar. That is the kind of serendipitous territory this movie zips through for the love letter of love letters to great music and the connecting pop culture we cherish.
Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
Excerpt: The long and winding ‘Yesterday’ never really comes together.
Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Excerpt: Joy of music in each scene glows. The Beatles genius through it flows. YESTERDAY mines this gold so well, we must fall under its sweet spell.
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