Give My Regards to Broad Street
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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 risk losing his recording company to the lowlife Mr. Rath (John Bennett). McCartney performs three new songs, along with a number of classic Beatles' tunes. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 23%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Token attempt at street cred: if Paul doesn't get the tapes back, he'll be taken over by a sunglasses-wearing business shark."
‑ Stephen Garrett, Time Out
"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."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"It's nice to McCartney and Starr making music together again, but the film mostly flops."
‑ John Wirt, Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
"Vanity project for McCartney. Director Webb has lots of style -- none of it his own."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"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."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Average story but great songs and set pieces."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"A lot of effort has gone into this film's production values, but continuity seems, at best, to have been a secondary concern."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Great music can't compensate for underdone plot and self-indulgent staging,"
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"A really bad movie that exists solely to showcase McCartney's new tunes."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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