Yesterday

critic Reviews

, 63% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Yesterday may fall short of fab, but the end result is still a sweetly charming fantasy with an intriguing -- albeit somewhat under-explored -- premise.
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    Andrea GronvallChicago Reader
    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.
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    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    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.
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    Yesterday is billing itself as a feel-good movie, buoyed by its Beatles-fuelled soundtrack and quirky premise. But will it make you feel good? Only if your personal bar is pretty low to clear.
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    Udita JhunjhunwalaLivemint
    Yesterday is full of dry British wit and one-liners. It's not a headlong tribute, but fantasy fiction that celebrates the spirit of John, Paul, George and Ringo.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    It's a chocolate egg of a film: sweet and satisfying enough to distract you from the fact it's completely hollow inside.
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    Tara BradyIrish Times
    Himesh Patel has a wide-eyed charisma; Lily James, although underused, is a delight, and the earnestly-covered songs ensure this is a magical mystery tour worth boarding.
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    Jordy SirkinJordy Reviews It
    Yesterday is a charming film for its music and humor, but the script plays out in a predictable manner and leaves you feeling lukewarm by the end.
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    Mike MassieGone With The Twins
    It's a charming, breezy bit of entertainment with a pricey yet rockin' soundtrack.
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    Charles KoplinskiReel Talk with Chuck and Pam
    An unexpected delight, the old-fashioned sensibility of the movie (think Frank Capra) plays surprisingly well under Danny Boyle's deft direction while Hamesh Patel delivers a rousing, sympathetic performance.
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    Dan BuffaKSDK News (St. Louis)
    A struggling musician breathes fresh life into the classics in this charming movie.
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