Across the Universe
Across the Universe (2007)

"Across the Universe" is a love story set against the backdrop of the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock 'n roll, moving from the dockyards of Liverpool to the creative psychedelia of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 5, 2008
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53%
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82%



Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Psychedelic musical numbers can't mask Across the Universe's clichéd love story and uninteresting characters.

Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com

...the long and winding road that is Julie Taymor's opulent, eye-filling, and disappointingly uninvolving musical extravaganza...

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A baby-boomer masturbatory center

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A marvelous visual experience that works even for non-Beatles fans.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Across the Universe isn't beholden to any stage incarnation. It owes its vision to the vibrant imagination of its director, who created a musical that reminds us how cultural-political events can change our tune.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

The actors all do considerable justice to the Fab Four's classics, but they are ultimately failed by Taymor's neglect of actual story.

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Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

chooses cheesy and nostalgic mis-en-scene over meaningful engagement with the musical material. A terrible disappointment.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

[A] visionary attempt to wed a story of young love and 1960s war protest to the Lennon-McCartney catalog.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Visually and thematically audacious...

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Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner

'Across the Universe' is whimsical silliness, imaginatively constructed but precious and gratingly excessive.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Sam Barnett
This may sound harsh, but "Across The Universe" is basically a Beatle-themed "Glee" movie. This isn't necessarily an insult - if you… More
Sophie Burgess
Pretty much the only thing I loved about this was the music and a couple of the dance scenes. Evan Rachel Wood and Joe Anderson gave good performances, and it… More
MisterYoda ?
four stars
Chris Weber
Amazing film. Just the whole concept of crafting a film based around the songs of The Beatles, and having characters named after characters from their songs… More
Zach Brehany
With me being something of a fan, a lover if you will, of The Beatles, this has been a film I have put off watching for quite some time. The reason was really… More
Idrees Khan
Good acting and an interesting concept, but the plot was dreadful, drawn out and I just plain found myself bored.

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