Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

Rock promoter Robert Stigwood produced this musical pastiche of Beatles songs, based on their seminal rock album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Peter Frampton (as Billy Shears) and The Bee Gees (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, and… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1978
DVD Release Date: August 12, 2003
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

A totally bubblegum and cotton candy melange of garish fantasy and narcissism.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Indescribably awful.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Inert musical set to the bubblegum music of the popular 1967 Beatles album.

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Time Out

This crass moral pantomime is plain embarrassing.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A motion picture whose awfulness can hardly be imagined on a human scale.

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Christopher Null

The music is really good, too. Never mind the 'story.'

Janet Maslin
New York Times

This isn't a movie, it's a business deal set to music.

TV Guide

Pathetic acting and a scattershot plot sink this pitiful attempt by producer Robert Stigwood to turn the landmark Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band into an engaging film.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Oh yeah, the Bee Gees are much better than that other band.

Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
What a corny, cheesy, stupid movie! How could they make a Beatles movie without the Beatles, where they make a silly story to go along with their famous songs?… More
Cindy I
Bad, bad, bad. What more can I say? A waste of time. money and talent. I'm so sorry that John and George lived long enough to see this. Only shining light… More
Chris Garman
Wow. Just... wow. This film is the rock n' roll equivalent of burning an American flag. It's the equivalent of farting at a wedding. It is the… More
Cameron Johnson
"Gotta keep on rockin', that boy has got to stay on top, and be in a jukebox musical (He's got stars in his eyes)!" I've got plenty of… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Robert Stigwood created a tribute to the Beatles by plotting a fantasy adventure movie around the various song lyrics of their later albums. Sung and acted by… More
Cinema Films
Their music is universal.