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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Madcap, nonsensical romp with the Beatles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 15, 2010
A fascinatingly manic adventure-comedy that doesn't always work as well as it might, but has worn much better than some of the other films made in the same vein at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
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Mark Bourne
November 15, 2007
For casual viewers, the whole thing has a retro charm. For Beatles fans, it's a flawed but essential film.
Phil Hall
Film Threat
October 8, 2007
Beatles fans have always been too kind in overlooking the film's obvious flaws.
| Original Score: 2.5/5

TV Guide
September 6, 2007
Nonsensical fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Steve Crum
February 18, 2006
Already dated, but still a fun romp with the legendary Beatles.
| Original Score: 4/5
Brad Laidman
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Lester's anarchic absurdity and quick cut camera gags make for a pretty good whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 25, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2003
A cheerful and cheeky death-knell for traditional standards of well-crafted filmmaking from the previous decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
July 18, 2003
Quirky but uneven musical-comedy
| Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Great Beatles movie full of fun, irreverent humor
| Original Score: 4/5
Moira Sullivan
April 23, 2003
It really was phenomenal for the time, but even then, a bit thin around the edges. Our boys got to joke and meander about in a spy time spoof. Fun.
| Original Score: 4/5
Widgett Walls
December 18, 2002
More cinematically influential than you know, this film showed that the Fab Four had great comic timing amongst their other already well-documented skills.
| Original Score: 5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 17, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 18, 2002
Wildly funny and what a soundtrack!
| Original Score: 5/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 15, 2002
A wild and wonderful comedy that highlights the Beatles comic timing and charisma.
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
charming but slight, a step back from Hard Day's Night
| Original Score: 3/5
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