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Year
1964
Runtime
87 min.
Director
Richard Lester
Genres
Comedy, Musical
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
29,612
Checks
14,321
Favs
875
Dislikes
78
Favs/checks
6.1% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
11:1
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  1. lulu.the.hexapus's avatar

    lulu.the.hexapus

    Whatever you say, you can't deny that Paul's grandfather was really clean :) 8 years 9 months ago
  2. justanotherfrog's avatar

    justanotherfrog

    So, I watched this today, and didn't think the humor was dated! The film had no plot, but it was still pretty damn entertaining! 9 years 11 months ago
  3. dombrewer's avatar

    dombrewer

    Good fun, and interesting to see such a specific slice of cultural life captured in that moment. It's also interesting seeing the way the Beatles were individually portrayed (by their choice, or the screenwriters?) - Lennon is the most unhinged of the quartet being especially madcap, Paul is the most aloof and sharpest witted, George basically cool, but the star of the film turns out to be Ringo who decides he wants more from life than sitting behind a drum kit and goes AWOL - hanging out with scruffy orphan kids and pondering the meaning of life. Personally I could have done without the constant screaming of the pubescent girls; the supporting cast are either annoying (Norm 'n' Shake - dull) or just creepy (Wilfred Brambell looking as seedy as ever); the songs are repeated in the final concert from earlier in the film (you could arguably turn it off at that point and not miss anything) which is odd given the number of great songs they already had to work with at that point, and sometimes it tries far too hard to be funny, but it works, even if you're not a Beatles fan. 7 years 11 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #4 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  2. This movie ranks #37 in BFI's 100 Film Musicals
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  3. This movie ranks #41 in IMDb's Musical Top 50
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  5. This movie ranks #65 in Rotten Tomatoes's Top 100 Movies of All Time
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  6. This movie ranks #88 in BFI's Top 100 British Films
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  10. This movie ranks #235 in Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art
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  12. This movie ranks #363 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  13. This movie ranks #387 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  15. This movie ranks #420 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  16. This movie ranks #515 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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  17. This movie ranks #560 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  18. This movie ranks #645 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  19. This movie ranks #839 in The Criterion Collection
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