• The Movie Guy

    ★★★ Watched by The Movie Guy 06 Oct, 2015

    Who knew The Beatles were really just singing a movie all this time lol


  • Brie East

    ★★½ Added by Brie East

    God, do I hate this movie.

    The visuals are stunning, but it's just a Beatles jerk-off fest. The story is just weird and has no real substance.

    Also, a bunch of ~fake deep~ kids at school loved this movie, which, while that's not enough to dismiss the film entirely, makes this one personal.


  • Dominic Cobb

    ★★ Watched by Dominic Cobb 28 Sep, 2015

    Uneven, disjointed, uninteresting, boring.


  • Patrick Perring

    ★★★★ Watched by Patrick Perring 24 Sep, 2015

    3 starts alone for the soundtrack and music


  • Becca Richards

    ★★★★ Added by Becca Richards

    The musicians make this movie incredible. The arrangements of our favourite Beatles songs are done brilliantly.


  • BennyWestside

    ★★★★ Added by BennyWestside 1

    Some people didn't like this movie, those people are stupid people. This movie is great and visually and aurally stunning.


  • Gio Musso

    ★★½ Watched by Gio Musso 28 Aug, 2015

    MEDIOCRE - An interesting mess that is all style and no substance.


  • Cowboy_Rivers

    ★★½ Watched by Cowboy_Rivers 26 Aug, 2015

    Julie Taymor's ambitious love letter to the Beatles is a movie I ended up liking more in theory then in it's execution. Considering just what the film is, "Across the Universe" has fantastic music (No surprise here) that unfortunately accompanies an undeveloped romance, unnecessary characters, and plot points that only serve the purpose of moving the story to another musical number. The end result is a fairly uneven movie that keeps the audience at bay unless music is reeling them…


  • Jeremy Heilman

    ★★★ Watched by Jeremy Heilman 11 Sep, 2007

    Julie Taymor, with the full catalog of The Beatles at her disposal, churns out a somewhat disappointing and pedestrian musical. It's not the cliches of the story or the Disneyfication of the '60s that rankles here so much as it's the general feeling of missed opportunity. The songs she has are some of the most tuneful and lyrically vivid in existence, yet the onscreen action that accompanies them is more often than not ridiculously literal and straightforward. It thankfully doesn't…


  • Patrick Mullen

    ★★ Watched by Patrick Mullen 11 Aug, 2015

    It's not unwatchable, but it is pretty bad. Julie Taymor is absolutley a terrible adapter of other people's work (see Titus Andronicus) as here she attempts to use other people's words to mold original characters. The problem of course is that the characters have no personalities.

    There is at least some creativity in the musical numbers. The visuals are pretty nice and inspired. I was expecting it to be like Baz Luhrmann, a style that actually pains my eyes. It…


  • Josh

    ★★★ Rewatched by Josh 04 Aug, 2015

    ★★★ (70%)

    I love The Beatles. They are, without a doubt, my favourite band. John Lennon is my spirit animal, and I fucking love this song in particular. But this movie isn't that incredible, honestly. I didn't really enjoy the visual style of it all, and I thought some of the songs they used were forced in there (I'm looking at you "I Am the Walrus" scene).

    Not bad at all - but not "great". At least in my opinion,…


  • Melody

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Melody 03 Aug, 2015

    "They SHOULD be radical. YOU should be radical. We should ALL be radical!"

    Wow, three old reviews to copy and paste. That's good, because I watched this with a couple of friends n I tend to really take my reviewer hat off when I do that so I can just be with them. This is the explosion that takes place in your head when you think of The Beatles, whether you like it or not. There's a sense in which…