Yesterday Reviews

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February 19, 2020
Director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and screenwriter Richard Curtis (Love Actually) have divergent cinematic sensibilities, but they meld well enough in this bittersweet, slightly wacky musical fantasy rom-com.
February 6, 2020
Ironically, Yesterday focusses on a man who plagiarises one of the most iconic back catalogues in the history of modern music, while Curtis seems equally happy to continue doing the same to his own.
January 21, 2020
Yesterday has the right amount of clever ideas, humor, and musical moments to dance along from beat to beat.
January 6, 2020
It's an endearing high-concept fantasy, even though the premise doesn't bear a ton of scrutiny.
December 27, 2019
Boyle does have two fun leads in Patel and James, though, and a wonderful musical accompaniment, even if those songs are performed by Jack and not the Fab Four.
December 18, 2019
A film that misunderstands the appeal of The Beatles more thoroughly than the 1978 disaster Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
December 6, 2019
Yesterday is not trying to be anything other than what it promises: a gleeful ride through a wild premise with some feel-good music to keep you going along the way.
October 25, 2019
The vibe of Danny Boyle's Yesterday is so delightful and infectious that, for most of the film, all the troubles with the plot seem so far away.
October 1, 2019
There was too much Richard Curtis and not enough Danny Boyle in this case. I didn't feel like it was a melding of their voices that went particularly well.
October 1, 2019
...if you must regurgitate the same characters, at least don't strip them of the one thing that makes us fall in love with them. Otherwise, you're taking the rom out of rom-com.
October 1, 2019
With its sweet sentimentality and interest only in using the music of The Beatles as a means to honor The Beatles, Yesterday is a film ill-equipped to handle the very questions it brings up.
September 30, 2019
Your typical romantic comedy with a fantastical fairytale component that provides the film with a unique spin on conventional genre tropes.
September 28, 2019
Considering it ends up being a conventional and predictable rom-com, I wish 'Yesterday' had taken more advantage of its premise. [Full review in Spanish]
September 26, 2019
The 'rom' half of this rom-com is unconvincing. In the end, we can hear "love is all you need, all you need is love" (or some variation thereof) throughout Yesterday, but it'll never amount to anything more than a pretty bit of karaoke.
September 19, 2019
From a film perspective, neither the structure, the narrative nor the plot is really impressive. What is impressive is the music.
September 19, 2019
With respect to the Beatles legacy, the film really has nothing to contribute. [Full review in Spanish]
September 17, 2019
Danny Boyle clumsily stumbles on something even clumsier: the useless script from Richard Curtis. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 16, 2019
There are worse movies than Yesterday out right now.
September 16, 2019
The result is a very entertaining film, capable of connecting with audiences from very different generations. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 16, 2019
Conventional, noble and in some moments genuine, Yesterday is a rom-com that celebrates love itself as much as it obviously does love for the Beatles. [Full Review in Spanish]
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