Give My Regards to Broad Street
Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984)

Having written the music and screenplay for this film, Paul McCartney also plays himself in the leading role. When the sole copy of McCartney's latest album is misplaced, he must discover its whereabouts in less than 24 hours or else… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 8, 2005
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Critic Score
23%
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User Score
25%


Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Garrett
Time Out

Token attempt at street cred: if Paul doesn't get the tapes back, he'll be taken over by a sunglasses-wearing business shark.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

You could call it a self-serving film, were McCartney's complacency not so all-embracing: self-flattery requires at least a hint of self-doubt, but there's no trace of anything remotely that unsettling on McCartney's placid, Buddha-like brow.

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John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

It's nice to McCartney and Starr making music together again, but the film mostly flops.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Give My Regards to Broad Street is about as close as you can get to a nonmovie, and the parts that do try something are the worst.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The acting here is weaker than the slender story, but intermingled with all the silliness are some fine performances of McCartney-Beatle standards as well as three new songs.

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Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Average story but great songs and set pieces.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

A lot of effort has gone into this film's production values, but continuity seems, at best, to have been a secondary concern.

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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Great music can't compensate for underdone plot and self-indulgent staging,

Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

A really bad movie that exists solely to showcase McCartney's new tunes.


Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
This is barely a film, it's more like a bunch of prolonged music videos, and a flimsy story holds them all together. Not good.
Brett Warren
Paul McCartney tries to recreate the lovably scatterbrained antics of the Beatles in Hard Day's Night. The closest we get to "lovable" is Ringo… More