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A Hard Day's Night Reviews

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December 6, 2009
Not a fan of the beetles but this is still fun
August 5, 2014
I had fun watching especially that I'm a Beatles fan. Hilarious scenes, great view, amazing performances and great characters. All 4 lads are great actors! Very funny.
366weirdmovies
366weirdmovies

Super Reviewer

April 29, 2008
The Beatles prepare for a show that night, but the lads are always goofing off, chasing girls, and trying to track down Paul's grandfather. Silly, witty and nearly plotless, this musical comedy is a masterpiece of image manipulation, with the Beatles coming off as totally non-threatening rebels. Paul's "clean" grandfather steals the show.
Jeff B.
Jeff B.

Super Reviewer

July 30, 2014
Call it a pseudo documentary. Call it a musical comedy. Call it the umpteenth home video cash-in of this particular title. Regardless, A Hard Day's Night ends up to be a series of fortunate events for both fans of the band and fans of anarchic comedy in the style of the Marx Brothers. Ironically, in this reviewer's critique of their finest film, Duck Soup, a similar comparison gets made: Just as persnickety musicologists debate the better Beatles album (the structured themed brilliance of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" vs. the organized chaotic excellence of "The White Album"), Marx Brothers enthusiasts (a different kind of Marxist than the followers of Karl just as the Beatles invoke a different kind of Lennonist than Vladimir) have the same back-and-forth over pretty much the same discussion points. Is the anarchic, Hellzapoppin', fun abandon of Duck Soup REALLY better than the polished studio musical comedy A Night at the Opera? Here, that point is moot but filmgoers see the unusual Marxist/Lennonist worlds brilliantly unite. Audiences get the best of all worlds, a merging of the greatest ever comedy team's side-splitting anarchy with the young, vital, and expert musicianship of the greatest ever rock band. Seeing as the world was sitting on a veritable faultline (the US was still smarting from JFK's assassination and escalating their involvement in Vietnam while the UK was dismantling the final pieces of the British Empire and undergoing a cultural shift that would later be called 'the Swinging '60s'), this chaotic romp all somehow made sense. Thankfully, it still does.

In the Beatles 1964 film debut, director Richard Lester captures a, ahem, 'typical' day in the life of the world's greatest rock band at the height of Beatlemania.

What's remarkable is that Lester, who takes to some remarkable handheld framing with his fly-on-the-wall shooting style, turns out a slapstick sing-a-long that owes as much to Jean-Luc Godard as Groucho's favorite director, Leo McCarey. Most importantly, in an era when it's nearly impossible to latch onto one face or personality in the rock bands that have sprung to popularity over the last 2-3 years (OneRepublic is dandy but just try visualizing one of the band members), this film evinces 4 distinct players who each shine with enough charm and wit to fuel the slapdash goings-on in the madcap kinda-sorta parody of their own early success. Loaded with too many extras to list here, the latest release, a "director approved" version, is the perfect way to celebrate 50 years of an unlikely film classic.

Bottom line: Worth Watching 8 Days a Week
July 23, 2014
Silly, witty, less outlandish than Help! (but a bit more redundant). It's a must-see for Beatles enthusiasts.
July 18, 2014
Amidst the backdrop of London in the early 60s, Hard Day's Night captures not only the spirit of its time, but also the eternal friction between youth culture and the seemingly boorish older generation. There's an infectious, frenetic energy that comes partly from Richard Lester's brilliant direction, but it's mostly the Beatles themselves portraying themselves that makes the movie so exciting to watch. They can make anyone, regardless of age, start tapping their toes and singing along to half a dozen pop masterpieces.
FeatherySunshine
July 17, 2014
I couldn't watch beyond the first 20 minutes - people only rate this highly because of it's soundtrack and the nostalgia behind it. The actual plot and acting is a gruesomely awful school boy project. It even makes Purple Rain look good!
Michael H.
July 9, 2014
Lots of charm. Lively camerawork. Occasionally suffers from trying too hard to be clever. The music always comes along to save it, though. The segment with Ringo and the young boy is utterly charming.
Sgt. Cockstrain
July 8, 2014
(64%)
A starting pistol for a band that made a massive mark in pop music. This works very much to the band's strengths, as it's very loosely scripted allowing them to just be themselves, and although it was clearly rushed out to quickly tap their growing popularity, it's still a fun, simple watch with some great songs.
July 5, 2014
A Hard Day's Night is a classic then, now, and for generations to come, with its delightful songs and musical numbers, wit, and good old Beatles charm! It's a must for anyone who wants to have a music career!
July 2, 2014
Easily my favorite movie about music.
April 29, 2014
Groundbreaking. If you've seen a rock film since it was made you have this to thank for it.
June 23, 2014
Just in time for the 50th Anniversary of the release of this classic, comes a packed DVD featuring hours of interviews and special features on The Beatles. Fifty years??? You've got to be kidding! Yes, it's in black and white, but who cares? It's just as much fun and the remastered music sounds even better than ever. You must buy it in Blu-Ray! I sugesst for your Mom and Dad, or their Mom and Dad, you buy it now, put it away, and give it as a gift come Christmas. They'll love you for it. And, you know what? You'll enjoy it too!
June 7, 2014
Dismiss all learnt in film class, surrender to your senses and non-sense
June 7, 2014
The plotline is not great and although the music is absolutely flawless, there is much to be desired in the acting performances of the Fab Four themselves. It is entertaining and fun, however.
June 2, 2014
This movie stars the Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. They are the greatest pop band in history. Most experts and movie critics rank this film as having the best musical soundtrack ever. Many critics praise the script and the comedy that accompanies the Beatles playing their songs, but it is really rather lame. The attraction here is the Beatles playing their early music, which was so full of joy and wonderful melodies that it created Beatlemania, and rocked the world. The songs played are among the best of the Beatles, which means they are truly fantastic. Here they are: "A Hard Day's Night", "I Should Have Known Better", "All My Loving", "If I Fell", "Can't Buy Me Love", "And I Love Her", "I'm Happy Just to Dance with You", "Ringo's Theme (This Boy)", "Tell Me Why", and "She Loves You", which the Beatles play live in front of a screaming, orgasmic audience crying uncontrolled tears of joy. This is what movies were meant to be, entertaining, inspiring, joyful, and unforgettable.
May 27, 2014
I have loved this movie since I first saw it in 1966; and am giddy with joy that it's being re-released this summer. I can hardly wait!!!
April 23, 2014
Very good movie was made in 64 but still great
March 18, 2014
Greatest Rock Musical ever to hit the screen
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