• Judy

    ★★★ Rewatched by Judy 02 Feb, 2015

    Back when I thought the Beatles were actually bigger than Jesus, I watched this and thought it was a masterpiece. Nah.

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  • sonyaste

    ★★★ Added by sonyaste

    drugs.

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  • subtexts

    ★★★★★ Watched by subtexts 27 Sep, 2009

    Evan Rachel Wood is the kind of actress, like Kirsten Dunst, who is in all these movies I love yet who I never fell in love with individually but this movie is the movie where I was like YES
    every song links to narrative seamlessly
    Julie Taymor is fantastic
    I didn't like the Beatles THAT much
    but it doesn't matter this is amazing

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  • Julian Bosley

    ★★★★ Added by Julian Bosley

    A great movie with a great story and an amazing soundtrack.

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  • Kennad Ribeiro

    ★½ Watched by Kennad Ribeiro 21 Jan, 2015

    Ridiculous.

    They seem to write the film just to fit The Beatles musics on it.
    The events happen on the film in a such strange and messy way.
    No originality: Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and the titanic scene.
    Looks like The Backyardigans.
    Did not see the love story in it.

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  • SaltyTheBeast

    ★★★ Watched by SaltyTheBeast 20 Jan, 2015

    "Across The Universe," directed by Julie Taymor, is a jukebox musical which tells a story of love, music, art, the Vietnam War, and the rise of American counterculture to the tune of several Beatles songs. Like many other people, I myself am a massive Beatles fan, so I felt obligated to seek this film out (especially considering the polarizing responses I've heard from audiences). Admittedly, this is leaps and bounds better than the ill-fated "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"…

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  • Becky Carroll

    ★★½ Added by Becky Carroll

    I wanted to like this. I really did. The singing was fine. The acting was fine. I can see why people would enjoy it. My issue was that it seemed the plot was written around fitting as many Beatles songs in as possible and taking the lyrics as literally as possible regardless of whether it made the plot make no sense or not. It's just not for me.

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  • Mary

    ★★★ Rewatched by Mary 08 Jan, 2015

    "Taymor’s film pushes the “Now I must sing!” mode of musicals to a new level. Characters as far-flung as a Liverpudlian dock worker, an Asian-American cheerleader, and a black kid in a Detriot riot share an irrepressible urge to scream Beatles songs to the heavens. In the world of Across the Universe, the music of the Beatles becomes a sort of quantum physics tying the universe together."

    Read more about how I kinda hated this movie and then kinda didn't: ilikemoviesbut.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/act-naturally-on-1960s-rock-biopics-or-lack-thereof/

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  • Rayana Gomes

    ★★★★ Watched by Rayana Gomes 04 Jan, 2015

    Trilha sonora perfeita! Filme top !*-*

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  • Jeff Messerman

    ½ Watched by Jeff Messerman 31 Dec, 2014

    I hated hated hated this thing. It takes real anti-talent to take great Beatles songs and make them sound like fingers on a chalkboard but these schmucks pulled it off. Beyond that, it's one dunderheaded choice after the next. Everything about this admittedly well-shot turd stinks from the top down. Pleasant to look at but everything else is utterly insufferable.

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  • Michael Herrington

    ★★★½ Watched by Michael Herrington 29 Dec, 2014

    Pretty good musical that, to my surprise, does justice to just about all of these great songs.

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  • Jānis Irmejs

    ★★★★ Watched by Jānis Irmejs 27 Dec, 2014

    All you need is love

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