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Across the Universe Reviews

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October 25, 2007
The jump the shark moment: Weary soldiers tote the Statue of Liberty across a tabletop Vietnam to the strains of the 'She's So Heavy' chorus from 'Abbey Road.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 25, 2007
This addictive and ambitious little pic will help you remember why you loved the Beatles so much in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 24, 2007
A magical mystery tour with the power to restore one's faith in both movies and music.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 24, 2007
The Beatles will certainly want to drive across the city to see Across the Universe.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
October 23, 2007
Two thirds amazing, one third off-putting and boring psychedelia, but the amazing stuff generally wins out.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 22, 2007
Beatles musical hits strong notes amid sex, drugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 21, 2007
A low-rent, off-Broadway spectacle that's desperately in need of a stage
| Original Score: 1.5/4
October 20, 2007
Across the Universe serves up a handful of brilliant music videos badly strung together by a lame narrative that borrows heavily from Hair.
October 19, 2007
The romance will be painful and tumultuous, and the film will find a way to tie together all external events to this seemingly personal connection.
October 19, 2007
It's beautiful, moving, silly, strenuous, overreaching, exuberant and one of a kind.
Read More | Original Score: A
October 19, 2007
...the long and winding road that is Julie Taymor's opulent, eye-filling, and disappointingly uninvolving musical extravaganza...
October 17, 2007
You need to know right up front that I'm a music junkie, a person who cannot stand to go very long without hearing music I love. Although I count hundreds of musicians among my favorites, The Beatles are in my top 10.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
October 17, 2007
Julie Taymor's Across the Universe is an imperfect film, but it's still five-full-stars' worth of imperfect film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 11, 2007
Just as often silly as it is clever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2007
Somehow, the Beatles' precious diamonds are glaringly missing from Lucy's sky if not in Julie's unevenly charismatic but cluttered and customary Universe.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/4
October 10, 2007
In this amazing tribute to baby boomers and Beatles fans everywhere, Ms. Taymor has filled the screen with eye-popping music videos that actually tell a story - not stop it.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
October 10, 2007
Trying to cram 33 songs and a reductive 'greatest hits' approach to '60s politics into one movie is a tall order.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 9, 2007
A movie made by Beatles obsessives, for Beatles obsessives . . .
October 6, 2007
Across the Universe will have ardent defenders, but in the long run, it will do nothing to infuse life into the current minirevival of movie musicals and is as soft-headed as the wishful refrain All You Need Is Love.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 5, 2007
Across the Universe isn't beholden to any stage incarnation. It owes its vision to the vibrant imagination of its director, who created a musical that reminds us how cultural-political events can change our tune.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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