Yesterday Reviews

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July 3, 2019
Yesterday is ultimately a romantic comedy, but a conceptually complex one, built on a peculiarly reactionary framework of private life and a culturally conservative pop classicism.
July 3, 2019
What would the world be like today if The Beatles had never existed? Spend a few moments musing on that. If you do, I guarantee that you'll come up with something more interesting than anything in [Yesterday].
July 1, 2019
The movie is fun, largely because it proposes that fun is the principal legacy of the Beatles.
June 30, 2019
Give "Yesterday" credit for taking a sideways approach to honoring the Beatles. But this Boomer fantasy only pretends to dive into a true appreciation of what made the group a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon.
June 28, 2019
Alas, after a promising first hour, Yesterday plunks one wrong note after another (including one particularly sour interlude), and eventually collapses under the weight of impossible expectations.
June 28, 2019
I can't imagine this blandness was intentional. Why set up a great premise only to flatten it out?
June 28, 2019
How did such a crazy premise -- a world in which the Beatles basically have never existed -- turn into such a routine romantic comedy? To paraphrase John Lennon, Mr. Boyle should have known better.
June 28, 2019
at its best [Yesterday] invites the audience, along with the characters on screen, to hear some of the finest songs ever written for the very first time.
June 27, 2019
Weaknesses aside, it's a feel-good experience with more to recommend it than the obligatory nostalgia trip associated with half-century old songs.
June 27, 2019
Yesterday has great fun with a great premise. But the song-based rise-and-fall story line? Sounds like something we've heard before.
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