Reviews: Yesterday (2019)

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  • Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: An imaginative movie about the magic of the Beatles’ music.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Your enjoyment of this one is going to depend on just how much ludicrousness and laziness you can put up with in Richard “Love Actually” Curtis’s screenplay…
  • [New] | Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: Yesterday fumbles in its balance between whimsical fantasy and romance, but there is plenty of charm to be found.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Richard Gray @ The Reel Bits
    • Excerpt: The march of nostalgia porn continues its unrelenting journey into our hearts, minds, and wallets. But hey: it’s the Beatles by way of Danny Boyle, man. You can’t hide your love away.
  • [New] | Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: “Now I need a place to hide away. Oh, I (don’t) believe in yesterday…”
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: It’s not interested in a world absent the incalculably enormous impact of the Beatles. It’s just a lazy comedy of one running joke, a regular schmoe enjoying unwarranted success, and a blah romance.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: A more than compelling idea about the meaning of music and its universality dog paddles with a vengeance while a romantic-comedy stone fastened to its foot does its best to drown it whole.
  • Dan Lybarger @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    • Excerpt: (Screenwriter Richard) Curtis might have found more comic fodder by having Jack try to explain how he could write songs that refer to streets in a city where he doesn’t live or why he’s performing “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” which fell before he was born.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: A fun, breezy story packed with great music.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
    • Excerpt: It takes some rad songs and makes them… well, not better, but not worse either.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: Yesterday therefore becomes an embattled war between its two halves: [a] hilarious high-concept alternate universe [and a] generic love story.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: While Yesterday is quite enjoyable, I couldn’t help but shake the feeling that much more could have been done with such a rich idea to help it come together better.
  • Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
    • Excerpt: Yesterday is one of the most surprisingly delightful films in recent memory, a cinematic hug wrapped up in the songs which make us sing.
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: Brush off the eye-rolling salt and you will find beaming smiles of sugar. That is the kind of serendipitous territory this movie zips through for the love letter of love letters to great music and the connecting pop culture we cherish.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: The long and winding ‘Yesterday’ never really comes together.
  • Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: Joy of music in each scene glows. The Beatles genius through it flows. YESTERDAY mines this gold so well, we must fall under its sweet spell.