Magical Mystery Tour
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After the success of the Sgt. Peppers LP, the Beatles decided to hire a psychedelic bus, take a trip into the English countryside, and film the results, no matter how bizarre or boring. With a motley cast of characters, the group basically tramps about the landscape with occasional music cues to give the film a bit of flow. Though Magical Mystery Tour is an interesting document of the Beatles psychedelic period, its cinematic function is negligible. ~ John Bush, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As 60 minutes of self-indulgent psychedelics, it's nearly impossible to watch."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"A must-see for Beatles buffs and anyone interested in how the '60s looked as they were happening (rather than in slick, retrospective recreations); others might want to take a pass."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Here's a clue for you all...the Walrus was Paul!"
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"Entirely larky...for Beatlefans, what's not to like? [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Fun, psychedlic, and great Beatles music."
‑ Steve Crum,
"I would recommend a new generation of Beatle fans to put MMT: The Movie near the bottom of their to-do list, but never to scratch it off entirely. It remains a necessary curiosity item and slightly ahead of its time."
‑ Collin Souter,
"A big, nasty, ugly, boring mistake. With killer musical numbers."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Bizarre, plotless, mishmash that still fascinates"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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