Across the Universe

Across the Universe

Across the Universe

A musical romance set to songs by The Beatles, set in the 1960s; right smack in the middle of anti-war protests, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, and all that sex, drugs and rock and roll. The story follows a young love from school in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, the killing fields of Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool.

2008133 minsUSA

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Across the Universe / Reviews

Village Voice

Village Voice

Across the Universe, which filters the cultural revolt through a blizzard of early Beatles songs, ends up both reductive and smugly condescending to a presumptively know-nothing audience.

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Variety

Variety

All you need is love -- for the Beatles, for psychedelic visuals, for ideas about being young in the ‘60s -- to fully enjoy Across the Universe.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Somewhere around its midpoint, Across the Universe captured my heart, and I realized that falling in love with a movie is like falling in love with another person. Imperfections, however glaring, become endearing quirks once you’ve tumbled.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Julie Taymor's visual gifts are very much in evidence in Across the Universe, an ambitious, only partly successful attempt to reinvigorate the musical genre.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Here is a bold, beautiful, visually enchanting musical where we walk INTO the theater humming the songs.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It’s haphazard, at times demented, entirely overreaching, and has experienced a tumultuous conflict over the final cut. Nothing about this film should work.

Here’s the good news: it’s wonderful.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

The plot is flimsy and predictable but the film certainly succeeds in reminding the audience how fabulous The Beatles' music was and is _ even when it's sung by somebody else.

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