A Hard Day's Night
A Hard Day's Night (1964)

The year is 1964 and four young lads from Liverpool are about to change the world - if only the madcap world will let them out of their hotel room. Richard Lester's boldly contemporary rock n' roll comedy unleashes the fledgling… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: September 24, 2002
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Critic Score: 99% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A Hard Day's Night, despite its age, is still a delight to watch and has proven itself to be a rock-and-roll movie classic.

Rafer Guzman
Newsday

The movie never feels like a nostalgia trip. It moves, breathes and sings with life.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Rejected the status quo with an irreverent, quick-cutting documentary style that could fairly be described as mod, rocking and mocking.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

A Hard Day's Night is a chance to experience to the joyous, early days of pop - while at the same time noting how the pressures of re-energising national life were beginning to close in on the enchanting innocence of youth.

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John Anderson
Wall Street Journal

The results remain pop perfection.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Village Voice

Let's talk about joy, and about wistfulness, because one so often trails the other, and both are woven into the DNA of A Hard Day's Night.

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Jonathan Romney
Film Comment Magazine

This re-release offers a refreshed glimpse of a long-lost English Atlantis-and a farewell to it.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

The whole movie is an ecstatic mix of serendipity and invention. The Beatles were ready for their cinematic breakthrough.

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Jonas Mekas
Village Voice

At best, it is fun. But "fun" is not an aesthetic experience: fun remains on the surface. I have nothing against the surface. But it belongs where it is and shouldn't be taken for anything else.

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J.C. Mašek III
PopMatters

The Beatles might break into song at any moment or they might run around a park goofing around while their songs are playing, but these moments truly work and they clearly helped to lay the groundwork for MTV Videos and musicals to come.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
The Beatles prepare for a show that night, but the lads are always goofing off, chasing girls, and trying to track down Paul's grandfather. Silly, witty… More
Sophie Burgess
As a Beatles fan this was perfect for me. It shows the boys at the beginning of their fame with some of their (in my opinion) best music. Loved it.
Mark Hobin
A Hard Day's Night is not particularly deep but it is fun - displaying an irreverent charm that is joyous. The Beatles come across as likable and witty. It… More
Spencer S.
For the Beatles first of many kooky and quirky feel good movies, Hard Day's Night is certainly the most beautiful and well shot out of them all. Black and… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Created and meant merely to promote the latest youth fad of the moment, herein is a flower saved between the pages of Western civilisation's diary of a… More
Tim Salmons
I'm a huge fan of The Beatles, yet I hadn't seen this until now...and I loved it. It's like comort food. It's so much fun, so clever,… More