Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984)

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Having written the music and screenplay for this film, Paul McCartney also plays himself in the leading role. When the sole copy of McCartney's latest album is misplaced, he must discover its whereabouts in less than 24 hours or else risk losing his recording company to the lowlife Mr. Rath (John Bennett). McCartney performs three new songs, along with a number of classic Beatles' tunes. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi

Cast

Barbara Bach
as Journalist
John Bennett
as Mr. Rath
Anthony Brown
as Police Inspector
Ruby Buchanan
as Bag Lady
John Burgess
as Chauffeur
Jeremy Child
as Record Company Executive
Donald Douglas
as Police Detective
Frank Duncan
as William
Christopher Ellison
as Rath's Minder
Leonard Fenton
as Company Accountant
Richard Kane
as Record Company Executive
Robert Longden
as Tape Operator
George Martin
as Producer
Amanda Redman
as Office Receptionist
John Salthouse
as Tome the Roadie
Leslie Sarony
as Gatekeeper
David Easter
as Apache Dancer
Anthony Bates
as City Banker
James Wynn
as Assistant Director
Nicholas Askew
as Teacup Child
Gary Shail
as Apache Dancer
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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Token attempt at street cred: if Paul doesn't get the tapes back, he'll be taken over by a sunglasses-wearing business shark.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Give My Regards to Broad Street is about as close as you can get to a nonmovie, and the parts that do try something are the worst.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

A lot of effort has gone into this film's production values, but continuity seems, at best, to have been a secondary concern.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

You could call it a self-serving film, were McCartney's complacency not so all-embracing: self-flattery requires at least a hint of self-doubt, but there's no trace of anything remotely that unsettling on McCartney's placid, Buddha-like brow.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The acting here is weaker than the slender story, but intermingled with all the silliness are some fine performances of McCartney-Beatle standards as well as three new songs.

Full Review… | September 10, 2007
TV Guide

Great music can't compensate for underdone plot and self-indulgent staging,

March 10, 2006
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for Give My Regards to Broad Street

Paul McCartney really wanted to be in the movies, he had always been a fan. He hadn't really gotten the chance after the Beatles works in the cinema...mostly busy being one of the greatest songwriters of all time. Unfortunately he is not as good a screenwriter has he is a songwriter. This vanity project for the former Beatle seemed to at least accomplish one thing, it got it out of his system, because he hasn't ever tried it again. The movie has the thin plot of someone carrying Paul's latest album's master tapes goes missing...and Paul drifts through his busy day before finally doing something about it, despite apparently going to lose his music empire if this one album doesn't get to the factory on time. He also daydreams a lot. In the end it seems like the whole film might've been a daydream. Whatever...the problem is that the stakes are supposedly big, but they don't seem to be...and it is rather hard to relate to the problems of the fictional Paul in this movie. Good news is we get to see Ringo!

Ken Scheck
Ken Scheck
½

"A lot of effort has gone into this film's production values, but continuity seems, at best, to have been a secondary concern."

Greg Wood
Greg Wood

This is barely a film, it's more like a bunch of prolonged music videos, and a flimsy story holds them all together. Not good.

Aj V
Aj V

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