Yesterday

Critics Consensus

Yesterday may fall short of fab, but the end result is still a sweetly charming fantasy with an intriguing -- albeit somewhat under-explored -- premise.

63%

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Total Count: 292

89%

Audience Score

Verified Ratings: 11,131
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Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC's Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed... and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.

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  • 2d ago
    A near perfect movie touching funny and romantic. Patel is superb and matched well with Lilly James. The music is top rate and the direction and writing near flawless. A don't miss for sure 07-05-2019
    Christopher O Super Reviewer
  • Jul 10, 2019
    While the third act feels a bit flat and more of a missed opportunity, if anything, the rest of the film is still cheekily fun and sweet. Yesterday's interesting premise and direction along with fantastic musical numbers is a solid ode to The Beatles that will have you skimming through their catalog of music after the credits. 3.5/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 08, 2019
    Yesterday is definitely a sleeper surprise, and I loved it! Imagining a world with the Beatles? It's a charming rom-com that plays on a blip in time where suddenly, bits of popular culture, including its music and films go missing! Hamish Patel is superb in his lead role as Jack Malik, well supported by Lily James and a great cast. My main criticism is the editing and the plot holes in the story telling. But overall, a lovely film. Enjoyed it.
    Chrisanne C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 03, 2019
    I have to admit it could have been better but Jack who thought he was a nowhere man turned out his dreams were not so far away that's why I believe in Yesterday. (7-2-19)
    John C Super Reviewer

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