• 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…


  • mfulton

    ★★★★ Added by mfulton



  • Joshua Nomen-Mutatio

    Added by Joshua Nomen-Mutatio

    I love the Beatles and absolutely loathed this movie. Utter crap. Avoid unless intending to pull a Mystery Science Theater 3000 kind of viewing. Even then, I'd probably recommend avoidance. (This was typed while listening to the titular song "Across the Universe", which is timelessly beautiful.)


  • Keith

    ★½ Watched by Keith 16 Jul, 2015 2

    Musicals featuring songs from one person or band, or from one particular period are often difficult to do, as the songs touch on so many different topics that to incorporate them into one film makes the story a jumbled mess.

    Jim Sturgess does ok. He is an actor I first stumbled across in an episode of "A Touch of Frost" and thought he was great. Since then, in everything I have seen him in, he has underwhelmed. So for this…


  • L!M!N

    ★★★★½ Added by L!M!N

    A bit lengthy, but a whimsical ride through the Beatles discography.


  • Jason Shah

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Jason Shah 05 Jul, 2015

    1250 out of 6162 movies on my Flickchart