Yesterday

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89% Audience Score89%
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Loved how this movie was written and thought it was a breath of fresh air!
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    The gags were to obviously placed. The story couldn't catch me emotionally.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Yesterday Pros: - Great Acting (except for Kate McKinnon) - Fine Directing - Passable Cinematography - Good Editing - Strong Humor - Outstanding Soundtrack - Acceptable Pacing Cons: - Underwhelming Plot - Mediocre Screenplay - Doesn’t always take full advantage of what can be done with the premise Overall Grade: B (7/10)
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    Sometimes it gets boring...
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    SPOILERS AHEAD 'Danny Boyle to direct a Richard Curtis screenplay about the music of The Beatles' Oh my, that sounds like the making of movie magic and a classic that will stand the test of time and be held in such high regards in 20 years time. That's what I thought going into this film. That is not what I thought after seeing the film. On paper, this should deliver the goods but I cant quite figure out why it didn't. Himesh Patel is brilliant, and this is clearly a break out role. In fact, Himesh and the soundtrack are the best things about it. I have grown quite fond of Lily James in the last few years and it was such a shame to see her relegated to just a standard and quite unmemorable love interest. Even Kate McKinnon, who was the best thing about the Ghostbusters reboot, feels out of place and uncomfortable. I'm aware this review so far is quite negative, but the film is not bad, I'm just baffled why it isn't amazing. Yes, it is a tad predictable, with the standard grand declaration of love in the third act. But I feel like it is perfect film for the YouTube channel CinemaSins. Why, if there was a global power cut, did the headlights on the bus go out? Why was there a global blackout for 12 minutes? And, why is that is never mentioned again? Why do only 3 people remember The Beatles? And how did the Russian and the mum from Liverpool meet? There are some great elements of the film, like the inclusion of (SPOILER ALERT) John Lennon and the settings in Liverpool retracing some of the iconic songs. I love movies, but find it difficult to find time to watch them. So, I have a rule... If it doesn't hold my attention or engage me in the first 25 minutes, I don't finish it. This film has a great first act and it did engage me, but it slowly lost its own focus by the third act and couldn't decide if it wanted to be a comedy, a drama, a dramedy. I finished the movie and certainly wanted to listen to The Beatles and I do feel like the movie is good celebration of their legacy. It feels like someone trying to create a Richard Curtis script, but doesn't quite have the knack. Its lacking. It feels like a first draft to get the movie green-lit and Danny Boyle was distracted by Bond film he was gearing up for. The film definitely has charm, just a shame its not charming.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    Good but I wouldn’t watch it again
  • 0.5 of 5 stars
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    First movie I've ever taken the time to leave a bad review for. Literally 2 hours of my life I wish I spent doing anything else.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Better than what I expected :-)
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    I really enjoyed the movie, the pacing throughout the film felt very fitting. The introductions of the songs were perfectly timed and synced with the plot - which might I add was all wonderfull performances by the main actors Himesh Patel and Lily James.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    A well done movie but I wish it had gone farther into the music