A Hard Day's Night Reviews

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April 11, 2020
It's all about the music and it's great music
August 13, 2019
Sometimes reminds one of silent slapstick and sometimes of the Marx brothers. There have been many efforts to recapture the spirit of those old comedies, but Mr. Lester's is the first I've seen that gets beyond self-conscious pastiche.
February 1, 2018
Victor Spinetti has a terrific time as the temperamental TV director who dreads being exiled to doing the news in Welsh.
January 4, 2018
[Hard Day's Night] adds up to a breathless, sometimes funny film maybe even worth a squeal or two.
June 11, 2017
A Hard Day's Night perfectly encapsulates the rash of Beatlemania that was exploding onto the world stage and making its way across the pond to America.
April 26, 2017
It is fun and it will never cease to be fun. Monstrous marauding aliens can find a time capsule of this millennia after our sun collapses on itself and if they don't laugh, they should seek counseling.
February 16, 2016
Stuffed full of incident and the sort of joke-book-crossed-with-Goonery humour which the Beatles seem to have made their own, but for the most part the pace is too frantic, and the Beatles too inexperienced in comic techniques to make the most of it.
October 10, 2014
A Hard Day's Night is a chance to experience to the joyous, early days of pop - while at the same time noting how the pressures of re-energising national life were beginning to close in on the enchanting innocence of youth.
September 18, 2014
This re-release offers a refreshed glimpse of a long-lost English Atlantis-and a farewell to it.
August 18, 2014
The Beatles might break into song at any moment or they might run around a park goofing around while their songs are playing, but these moments truly work and they clearly helped to lay the groundwork for MTV Videos and musicals to come.
August 15, 2014
an art film and an exploitation film, a comedy and a musical, a celebration of the Beatles and a satire of their fame and fortune
August 3, 2014
Critic Andrew Sarris wasn't just playing the fanboy when he described this movie as 'The Citizen Kane of jukebox musicals.' He just might have been selling it short.
July 17, 2014
The movie never feels like a nostalgia trip. It moves, breathes and sings with life.
July 7, 2014
As invigorating and funny now as it was on its original release half a century ago, A Hard Day's Night offers both a perfect showcase for the Beatles and an intriguing snapshot of fast-changing, early-1960s British society.
July 7, 2014
It's pure joy as I Should Have Known Better, And I Love Her and Tell Me Why pour out over footage of thousands of screaming, weeping schoolgirls with bouffant hair and miniskirts pursuing John, Paul, George and Ringo.
July 7, 2014
The results remain pop perfection.
July 7, 2014
Pure, delirious, irresistible joy.
July 7, 2014
The whole movie is an ecstatic mix of serendipity and invention. The Beatles were ready for their cinematic breakthrough.
July 6, 2014
Part musical bonanza, part laugh-out-loud farce, part satirical social document.
July 4, 2014
It's more than a movie; it's a key artifact (minus must or muss) of a cultural phenomenon.
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