“ There was an unexpected surprise that took my breath.
“ The characters have their moments, but I felt like they lacked the charm and substance that could've made the romance more entertaining.
“ A very enjoyable and entertaining film .
“ thoroughly enjoyable 2 hours.
“ The supporting characters are the biggest problem for me, most of them are extremely unlikable and uninteresting, and more often than not kind of annoying.
“ Unfortunately, it settles for easy humour and a predictable romance.
“It's nothing outstanding, though you'll likely have an enjoyable time watching it - especially if you love The Beatles.
“ Please, don't waste your time on this.
“ If you didnt find this film entertaining and uplifting i feel sorry for you for you are soulless what did you expect the film to be it does exactly what it says on the tin and i for one cant fault it
“ Boring .
“ I agree, idea was nice, but acting was so boring, overcast, so weak director's and writer's work!.
“ It just got repetitive to watch the things that took place on the screen.
“ The other characters as well are rather bland, I didn't remember much about them although I did like Jack's friend Rocky (played by Joel Fry) who Jack brings along as his roadie.
“ While he does have a predictable outcome with his manager/friend Ellie whom both have feelings for each other, it does give him growth in deciding between living either a ginormous lie or a simple life of happiness and solitude.
“ Enjoyable for Beatle Fans .
“ Other than that, it was charming and entertaining.
“ Lead actor zero charisma & dull.
“ The supporting cast is rather bland, and he's pretty much going it alone.
“Overall, the film is an enjoyable ride.
“ Have you ever seen a movie that you thought was good, but left the theater disappointed, because you knew deep down in your heart it could have been great?
“ This is a movie you wait until everyone is gone before you leave the theater...
“ After the first third, there are occasional beads of hilarity and heart but these are largely lost within a sea of banal aimlessness that feels like borderline laziness on behalf of its creators who we know can do so much more.
“Even my daughter left the theater saying, "it could have been so much better".....
“ Yes, I'm fully aware of some of the awful things that it does, such as that one scene where there are like sixty cuts or something, simply ignoring a handful of movies (Flash Gordon mainly) or other artists they collabed with, and also having the time of events (such as album releases or when Freddie gets AIDS) to be very confusing and also disappointing.
“ Some had an emotional warmth (4 weddings, Notting Hill, About Time) others a bit cheesy but perfectly enjoyable (Love Actually) and a bit netter than merely meh....
“I'd say the biggest flaw is that It often felt too slow paced.
“ The forced, idiotic live story was beyond worthless and the whole thing could have been epic and instead we ended up with a big, empty, ZERO.
“ Most fascinating for me is how the frame of the songs suddenly makes this loser feel like a deity to us...
“A truly exciting and original film that flew under the radar.
“ Most intense scene is, Jack hit by the bus!
“Simple and yet so entertaining, especially if your a fan of the Beatles.
“ I did find the movie running a little too long or feeling a little dragged on in the second act.
“ It is not an irritatingly bad picture, but it is irritatingly boring.
“ In the movie there's a great lack of that engaging atmosphere that refers to the band's golden years, there is little immersion in that world and it's not clear what happens to the protagonist at the turning point.
“ The arc of the story is pretty predictable, save for a last act diversion which is pretty questionable.
“ You know how that will end, taking considerable surprise away from an otherwise intriguing premise.
“ Entertaining, brilliantly directed .
“ Boring .
“ I enjoyed it!
“ To me, there was nothing overly special about this movie, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.
“ Every character is completely one-dimensional and uninteresting beyond the single thing they are known for.
“ The story is boring and predictable.
“First, the rather low initial IMDb ratings and other reviews were surprising, given how compelling the trailer was.
“Pointless love story, I wanted to see the stuggle to get great songs into the mainstream...
“ So much could've been done with this awesome concept, and while it's entertaining enough, it didn't fulfill its potential.
“ The story line was really predictable and honestly really cheesy and lame.
“ Although superficially showing the influence that the Beatles disappearance has had on the world, it's well worth watching, it's fun and a guaranteed nostalgic soundtrack.
“Somewhat the whole premise got resolved in an uninteresting way and most fun character remains the money hungry agent and the parents.
“ If anything the film is trying to say how boring the Beatles are and only the hype of 60's made them famous.
“ A wasted huge potential; still enjoyable, though.
“ I was attracted by the trailer and I found the movie was light and entertaining with all the Beatles songs....
“ Definitely worth watching.
“ Interesting Premise, but with very miserable & dull characters .
“ Boring Boyle .
“ Instead, the film settled for a rather predictable romance between Jack and his ex-manager/best friend Ellie that, in all honesty, wasn't very interesting.
“ The love story is uninteresting.
“ The alternative world scenario sounded truly fascinating, one of the most fascinating concepts in recent years to me and a refreshing change from the remakes and sequels constantly made today.
“ I mean, the characters were so cliche, so one-dimensional and extremely boring!
“ I highly recommend it.
“Presumably the makers assumed that Richard Curtis scripts are so predictable there was nothing to spoil, and, apart from a scene where John Lennon appears as an old man, never shot dead in 1980, it's all very "safe roads" and a fantasy world that never exists...
“ This movie was very enjoyable and I give this high applause!
“ This ludicrous script is basically a "romantic comedy" that presents a litany of every cliche in the genre, with an ending that is so saccharine, and so contrived, I almost walked out of the theater (If I were closer to the aisle, I would have).
“ The movie was entertaining, funny, touching, thought-provoking, and much more.
“ Interesting premise, never quite got there, boring love story.
“It's a good movie, with flaws, but worth the watch.
“ An enjoyable film of music and love .
“ entertaining from the beginning to the surprising ending.
“ Could have been a great movie, downed by pointless moments.
“ The romantic aspect was boring.
“ Jokes aside, while it was great to hear the songs I grew up loving (I'm 49), I felt a little disappointed about the script (dull) and some of the acting.
“ Unexpectedly funny and unpredictable.
“ Inventive story and a very entertaining evening of Beatles music.
“ Yesterday is enjoyable mostly due to the lead actors and a interesting premise.
“ Instead it is a repetitive formulaic cliché caused by a hebetudinous script.
“ It's a good film, as Film enthusist, I enjoyed it alot.
“ All of the dialogue is witty and perfect, all the characters are interesting, and it has an extremely engaging plot and romance.
“The bad: it's boring.
“ Bland love story masked by a unique idea .
“ Sure, there is a large pacing issue without, which makes the film feel like it is going too fast while at the same time moving too slow.
“ If you love the beatles, the movie will definitely be enjoyable just from the music alone.
“ It's entertaining, funny, well acted with an original premise and welcome light-hearted tale in the current age of gritty, dark, viloent action movie landscape.
“While it could have done more with its concept, 'Yesterday' turned out to still be entertaining and charming that put me and my sister in an uplifting mood leaving the cinema.
“Curtis' scripts are increasingly predictable so you can easily fast forward in chunks and not miss the story-line.
“ Refreshingly original and entertaining.
“ I just watched Yesterday and enjoyed it.
“ Such An Entertaining Movie .
“ Yesterday's alternate reality is awe inspiring in terms of pulling the blinds of fandom down to reveal the moral testing sacrifices that the music celebrity world requires, managing to test the boundaries of love without diving too far in Hallmark territory.
“ All in all, Yesterday is certainly not a perfect film, but it is perfectly enjoyable for anyone that is a fan of The Beatles, or really music in general, or anyone who just wants to have a good time at the movies.
“ From a musician's POV it is fascinating, and also insanely annoying.
“ You will leave the theater asking yourself if the world of pop music with everything treated as a product could ever produce music to the quality and quantity of the Beatles again.
“ Other culturally relevant things are also non-existant in the world depicted but anyway, I found this quite funny and a little touching and very entertaining concerning the classic Beatles songs performed during the whole thing.
“ The movie is essentially an extremely bland, boring and predictable love story hiding behind the Beatles music.
“ Aside from the fact that it treads well-worn rom-com territory and perpetuates every schmaltzy rom-com false cliche (including the one where someone suddenly realizes that their platonic friend for 20 years may just be "the one" after all, if they can only wake up and realize it), the script doesn't make much sense.
“ Entertaining story, good music, and ends with an inspiring message.
“ Well that's how boring the film is 😊
“ Entertaining if you don't think too hard .
“ It is a great idea; and the train of thought, and side issues it brings up are very fascinating.
“ This is a fairly lightweight but enjoyable romantic comedy with an innovative twist at its centre.
“ The story is literally like every other music biopic meets romance plot and is predictable at every turn.
“ Simplistic yet fascinating.
“ The premise is pretty entertaining and the acting is good.
“ Predictable, cliche and not satisfying .
“ The whole movie was confusing for me, flashes and that kind of stuff without explanation to the viewer, it is agonizing.
“ The concept of being the only guy who remembers The Beatles and using that information to gain fame and success is great, but the movie just runs dry of what to do with its feature length running time and falls into predictable cliches and character moments that you see coming a mile away.
“ As the story progresses, the movie loses speed and slips into little compelling melodrama which cannot be saved even by Lily James, the beautiful and talented actress, known from theater plays on the best English scenes.
“The romance plot line was pretty boring and I thought it ended with a dud.
“ A very entertaining movie with depth and humor.
“I won't dwell on the mistakes I found, but will say it is worth watching.
“ That would make the final giveaway of the music that much more powerful as a gesture and it would make their reunion much more compelling.
“The continued vanishing of additional pop culture "names" were pointless and didn't generate laughs or add to the plot.
“ Unfortunately, I could barely stay awake through it.
“ It was well acted, but it the whole movie just dragged on and on.
“ I really enjoyed it.
“The reason why I think the ending dragged my enjoyment down.
“ You'll be entranced by the powerhouse performances, beautiful emotional beats and an endlessly fascinating plot-thread.
“However the writing for this film was really lazy - character depth such as character motivations and justification for their decisions were completely lacking and this makes the main character really quite bland, irritating and not really all that likeable!
“ An entertaining film .
“ Save your money and wait until it comes online somewhere.
“ The story of this movie is on the simple side and quite predictable.
“ However, I think there is one major idea to take from the movie, which is the unexpected pleasure of being a normal person and having a normal life.
“ Luckily though, Himesh Patel portrays Jack with such a relatable and likeable charm - his bewilderment and frustrations at the ridiculousness of the music industry, not to mention the building pressures of living the lie that his success has come from using someone else's work, guides us nicely through these slower moments of the movie.
“But the main problem with this movie was the love element, it was so unoriginal, unrealistic and predictable, it totally ruined the film's soul.
“ It's an entertaining film with a lot of heart that many should enjoy and I feel the acting performances and direction give you the characters you want to invest your time in.
“ Totally predictable...
“ Well-drawn, likeable characters and based on an intriguing premise.
“ The leading character is boring as well.
“ An interesting concept that's taken down by an utterly uncharismatic and uninteresting actor, Himseh Patel, whose expressions range from baffled to , well, baffled, with the occasional WTF look thrown in.
“Also, my fear was that they were going for a cliche ending of "waking up from a coma and realising it was all a dream", and I was very very pleased that they opted for a much more intelligent end.
“ And to its merit, the love story is charming, if predictable.
“ It could have done with a bit more rom and a bit more com at time, but still manages to be an enjoyable movie and a perfect reminder of just how great The Beatles are.
“ Enjoyable lite Beatles fantasy .
“ I mean, a hero who appears asexual for the first part of the picture and a woman who claims to have waited for a decade or more for a guy to ask her out, with their main conflict being between romance and rock-and-roll fame despite the fact that she was his manager--talk about contrived.
“ Enjoyable homage.
“ I never really considered myself a Beatles fan, but hearing so many of their songs in this lovely movie, with a creative script, good actors and very good singing, this was an unexpected delight.
“ In this day of gore and gruesome, this movie is light and entertaining.
“ Unmagical Mystery Bore .
“It all makes for a lovely and entertaining afternoon at the movies, and that's more than I can say for a lot of movies these days.
“ Patel's singing is great, well worth watching
“ Pretty Pointless .
“ Very often the character "tells" you in their dialogues what's happening instead of using the plots so it's very boring.
“It was entertaining, ridiculous and had a few acting bits or plot lines that made you role your eyes.
“ It is clever, witty, innovative and very enjoyable.
“ The movie was entertaining, funny, touching, thought-provoking, and much more.
“JIM'S REVIEW: Yesterday plays with a very intriguing premise: Living in a parallel universe, a musician discovers a world untouched by the music of The Beatles and begins to pirate their tunes as his own.
“ I thought this was an unwatchable pile of tosh.
“ It's all very sweet, quite generic and predicable with its happy ending, but it is entertaining and damn those songs are good!
“ This is a dry, boring movie , quite sad at times , really awkward during a lot of scenes.
“ I loved how the story didn't try an make a blackmail aspect to the 'others' story angle, showing Richard Curtis didn't want to go for the obvious with this film, and instead chose fascinating angles to investigate.
“ what we get here is a crowd pleasing and predictable film.
“ Terrific trailer, hilarious good plot, but an awfully, boring execution and a flat leading character.
“ The result is an unsurprisingly uninspired, perfunctory, overly-sentimental, cliché-filled, clumsy and even, occasionally, implausible film.
“ We enjoyed it very much, it is one of the better movies we have seen in recent months.
“A couple things I didn't care for: The slow, mushy love parts between the main character and the lead girl just dragged.
“ Very enjoyable .
“ The 'what if' scenario that actually could be interesting seems always to be playing second place to Patel and James' bland love story, a 120-min will-they-won't-they...
“ Yes it is entertaining.
“ So worth watching even if you never heard of the Beatles!
“ Most of the characters were bland, with no true motivations and awful chemistry.
“ The ending in of itself was quite intriguing and was not the way I envisioned the film to end.
“ Boring and not funny at all.
“ Worth watching .
“ The film was surprisingly enticing & engaging despite the plots hole, weirdness, overall undecided execution, plot & script continence.
“ It is a huge shame, therefore, that Yesterday slides off the rails, leaving behind its interesting premise to settle as a forgettable and frankly quite dull romcom that feels like lesser work from both Boyle and Curtis.
“ It's an entertaining, gentle, feel-good film.
“ Nevertheless, my wife and I thought that it was a very entertaining story.
“ Totally Enjoyable.
“ But that means the blackout is a deus ex machina of the most shamelessly contrived sort.
“ I am fully aware of the exaggeration, but allow me to moan and groan: I'm slightly disappointed with such a banal rom com about The Beatles, a stuff of legend across all periods of time.
“ The plot of the movie is frightfully boring and the main character -to put it bluntly- an unlikeable .
“ It's totally formulaic romcom.
“ However, the movie got boring during the second half.
“ A fascinating storyline based on a "what if" scenario which leaves you thinking.
“ Well worth watching and some brilliant subtle jokes.
“ Enjoyable and refreshing .
“ I didn't think it was possible for a film about the Beatles to be utterly joyless, bereft of hope and as tedious as an 8-hour insurance seminar...
“ An entertaining movie.
“ Funny, entertaining, and original.
“ And then BAM one of the most confusing 'romances' I have ever seen takes over for some extremely clunky reasoning, and there's feelings and all that...
“ This somehow managed to make it dry and boring, its a impressive in a reverse way
“ Good songs but pretty boring.
“ It's fast in all the wrong ways, and it's slow, in all the wrong ways.
“All that aside, it was an enjoyable film on the whole and worth seeing.
“There is a sort-of swipe at the modern day music business and at the industries that support "solo" artists, but any potential for a more satiric review of the business is lost in the banality of it.
“ A fun setup with good music and a cliche ending .
“ It was very pleasant and entertaining.
“ Only once does the music even reflect this narrative in any compelling way, when Jack screams, "Help!
“ Yesterday was an enjoyable comedy about the love of music and friendship.
“ One was the main story of Yesterday which was very innovative and interesting, while the other was much leas creative, just a cliché story seen in many previous films.
“Regardless of my issues with the film, I still enjoyed it for its light tone and interesting concepts.
“ I really enjoyed it.
“ Contrived, forced, bad acting with a telegraphed plot line.
“ I think everyone left the theater smiling.
“ This is more about a uninteresting love story rather than a tribute
“ Lightweight but enjoyable .
“ Initially watched as It was filmed at my workplace (The Warehouse where he works in the film) but as a Beatle fan also it was extra enjoyable.
“ I like the story, as I find it fresh and entertaining.
“ The first half of this movie was funny, compelling and quite gripping really.
“ However, the intriguing plot and Beatles music makes this worth watching.
“ The interesting places that the film could have gone were wasted and replaced by a boring romance and a sappy ending.
“ The second half was slow, disjointed and rather boring.
“ An enjoyable distraction, not to be analysed too deeply .
“ It's an enjoyable film and is actually quite funny at some points.
“ But throughout the movie I was mostly bored.
“ It's hard to put into words how enjoyable this movie is.
“ Mandi, his manager, is an especially frustrating and unrealistic character as a purely greedy, uninteresting agent.
“ It was just all a bit too formulaic.
“ I highly recommend it for all ages; Beatles fanatics and casual listeners alike.
“ I'm glad I finally did, very enjoyable.
“ Dull, Borning, and Pointless .
“I mean, it's an enjoyable movie.
“ Which brings us to the predictable and rote rom-com that the movie devolves into in the third act.
“So yes, a good, albeit predictable rom-com that is an enjoyable 90 minutes of entertainment that could have an excellent, renowned film if it was given a little more TLC.
“Great music (Beatles obviously), the leads were entertaining (Lily James was adorable, even with bad hair) .
“Thus, Yesterday is very much a 'Long and Winding Road' towards a predictable outcome.
“ It's predictable, cliched and sends all the right messages about the pitfalls of fame, true love, following your passion in life etc etc. The only moment that truly turned my head was when the main character met John Lennon.
“The movie was so boring I was itching to look at my watch, the scenes barely connected to anything significant, and there is on character that was there just to be annoying and just wouldn't go away.
“ What a let down man, this one had so much potential too but we get a film that makes little sense and slaps us in the face with overdone romance cliche.
“ I just got home from watching the 11:45 AM showing of 'Yesterday' at 'The Lot' in San Diego, CA, it was an amazing experience, the huge recliners along with the outstanding service made watching the movie very enjoyable and I recommend everyone try the unique movie experience at least once.
“ It's a really enjoyable feel good movie.
“ And finally the film had incredibly slow pacing.
“ It was a little slow in the middle and there was a few things such as Kate McKinnon who was just a bit over the top from a satiricall point of view...
“ The characters were cute and there were some fun and fairly unexpected "twists" near the end.
“Jack's rise to the top singing Beatles songs is done fairly decently, but there are just so many scenes with unneeded dialogue and dead space that the film becomes really dull and tiresome in certain spots.
“A witty, touching, enjoyable film of potential greatness thrust upon an ordinary person who is riven by self-doubt.
“So many plot holes that could have and SHOULD have been addressed, but it all got pushed to the side to make way for another cliche romance.
“That premise sounds great, and I was looking forward to a surreal comedy, but to be honest, it doesn't quite live up to it, instead getting distracted by what the actual main plot turned out to be: a cliche romantic comedy with the childhood friend that is secretly in love with the protagonist, only for him to figure it out for himself later.
“ All in all, a very enjoyable movie that I can recommend.
“ I expected much much more, the movie is predictable, slow and boring.
“ Jack Malik was so bland, and uninteresting, that you never once learn anything about him.
“This component of the film goes a long way to ensuring Yesterday remains mostly lame throughout its entire runtime, as it becomes increasingly frustrating just how bland Malik is for the films entirety, there's no real charisma here on show from Patel and the fact he seems oblivious to Ellie's clear affections makes us not pine for them to be together, there's no real spark here that exists in other Curtis penned UK classics like Love Actually or About Time.
“ I loved the simple tribute made to John, it was very simple and very exciting at the same time.
“ But ultimately, it's the simple premise that also makes it endlessly intriguing.
“What I didn't like was the movie seemed to have an underdeveloped storyline, the constant "in and out" of the visions and reality that the main character was experiencing (that was kind of hard to follow), the character of Debra attempting to give Jack the "Hollywood" lifestyle (I didn't like how that was presented or portrayed).
“ Low energy, flat & like the Lead actor quite depressing when it should have been lively, exuberant & exciting like the Beatles themselves.
“ Thoroughly entertaining.
“ But overall the plot was lacking, the movie was slow and it left me wanting so much more.
“ I laughed once and was getting bored very quickly.
“ Let me start by saying that I'm not the biggest fan of musical biopics, because it's rather difficult to write intriguing and surprising elements.
“ Including lots of Beatles classics in a film isn't enough to paper over the cracks of a wafer thin, ludicrous plot and a predictable, sappy love story.
“This film is such a disaster, just don't waste your time.
“ First it was entertaining, next, it reminded ( me at least) of the power that music has in peoples lives and finally it payed respect to the notion there there is something sacred about what the Beatles brought into the world.
“ If the basic premise of your movie is extremely confusing and doesn't make any sense then it doesn't matter how good anything else in the movie is, because the whole movie takes place because of a gigantic plot hole.
“ The main two leads are wonderful in a fairly predictable love story.
“ Great songs and an enjoyable story delivered by the likeable cast.
“Yes, the premise is a bit too similar to 'Goodnight Sweetheart', but other than that this is as enjoyable a film as you could hope to see.
“ Patel's central performance is adequate for a dull rather annoying role and it it is left to Lily James to add any real heft to the proceedings.
“ Even the covers of Beatles' songs were bland.
“ Coming off the backburner of "Rocketman" which was visually stunning and even having seen "Across The Universe" which had all of its positive praise coming from me about the visuals, it was so lazy.
“ To say that this movie is predictable is utterly ridiculous, there is a genuine level of surprise in each and every scene - which is just fabulous.
“ Worth watching, if you adore the Beatles or not!
“ I had to leave the movie half way out of sheer boredom.
“ No plot.
“ But simply a well done and enjoyable movie for young and old alike..
“ Original and totally enjoyable.
“ An intriguing concept struggles to maintain its novelty throughout the run time since the follow through can't quite successfully hit its mark.
“ I still enjoyed it more than I expected.
“ For such an unusual and fun premise Yesterday somehow manages to atrociously butcher the execution of the idea, and then falls into a generic and trite romantic comedy .
“ but still I felt the film slow and with with very little emotion.
“ It doesn't really understand their music that well nor their influence and it doesn't understand what it's actually like to be a struggling musician in 2019Honestly, if want a decent music based feel good movie, skip this and watch Blinded By The Light instead as it's so much better and emotionally engaging than this expensive waste of potential.
“ I enjoyed it, and it was so sweet I actually feel kinda bad for saying anything negative about it.
“On the other viewpoint, the concept was so fascinating and while it is always engaging the story is predictable and a bit too ordinary.
“ Still, an entertaining night out, and great memories for Beatles fans.
“ Figure it out and you'll understand why YESTERDAY is such an empty experience.
“ What if just like in Yesterday, he all of a sudden forgot about his previous work and decided to work with screenwriter Richard Curtis (Love, Actually) to makes the most dull film we've ever seen of him?
“ It got pretty boring at times; I kept checking the time to see how much longer.
“The music carried much of the story, and the overall science fiction/fantasy/dramatic concept was intriguing.
“ Therefore this film is a waste of time.
“Yesterday is worth seeing for the excellent cast and for Beatles music fans plus Ed Sheeran fans ,who plays himself very well and its entertaining and good fun in parts as The Beatles song goes "It Was a Hard Days Night " and the script needed "Help"!
“ Rather Slow And Mostly Uneventful .
“ Jack's music 'career' is going nowhere, fast and he is ready to give up on his dream.
“ Not as original or funny as it could have been, and some of the supporting cast and cameos felt a bit too much, but enjoyable nonetheless.
“ Good entertaining fun
“ I also liked the more mundane things that most people don't notice (like a school teacher dressing like a school teacher, not in new designer labels, and only have one pair of shoes, and not a different pair for eery scene).
“ It's also predictable with a sad whimsical elemental surprise towards the end.
“At some point one inevitably tries to figure out where the story is going to go, but I was unsure how everything was going to play out in the case of this film, which made it much more intriguing and engaging.
“ Yesterday is a movie with an intriguing concept, that suffers from poor execution.
“ The pointless subplot romance with his best friend/manager Ellie.
“ I went to see it two days ago and it was thoroughly enjoyable!
“ As such, I found the first half of the film a lot more enjoyable than the second.
“ However, Hollywood, as usual, got in the way, with Richard Curtis rewriting the story into a predictable rom com.
“ The film is quite boring and the Ed sheeran lookalike looks nothing like Ed.
“ This was the worst movie I have seen in a decade.
“ A long drawn out 'what if' scenario.
“ In Danny Boyle's witty and entertaining Yesterday, the works of the Beatles have been lost in a freak 12 sec global electrical outage.
“ Really enjoyable film.
“ In the oldest romantic movie cliche, when Jack is gone too long Ellie gets herself another man.
“ What is left after his writing is a sad bunch of cliche's.
“ Great example of how to turn your intriguing idea to a mediocre film.
“ Looking at this film as a drama or romantic film is where it really shines and is more enjoyable.
“ Some lighthearted humor and pretty formulaic love story is there also along the way.
“ Funny, romantic, entertaining, and a reminder of the great music that has been written, sung and lives on.
“ Perhaps a boring day will brighten up with this one.
“ Fun, entertaining, and a little too long.
“ The concept of Yesterday is an intriguing one, if a little familiar.
“ Good idea, boring execution and poorly cast .
“ Funny, Heart-warming and Engaging .
“ Definitely worth watching.
“It is an entertaining film.
“ The best thing about the film is the premise (which could've gone in so many more interesting places), the music (obviously), and the fact that even when Danny Boyle is working with a somewhat weak script, he still knows how to make a fairly entertaining movie.
“ Not the best, but certainly enjoyable .
“ To top it off, there is a scene towards the end of the movie where he meets one of the Beatles that is so contrived, convoluted and almost insulting that I cringed.
“ Ed Shearman was annoying and seemed pointless.
“ unorthodox yet entertaining .
“ What caused their phenomenal success and the way they changed the course of pop and rock music in a few years of intense activity (compositions, recordings, concerts)?
“ Rocky and the Kate McKinnon character are just unbearable in their slapstick superficiality.
“ As to be expected, cliché of clichés, a narrative event intervenes to turn things around.
“ the story felt empty and the best part was getting to hear the beatles songs.
“ It's a simple but enjoyable film, very English in gentle humour.
“That would be a completely different story, but much more entertaining (think School of Rock) and perhaps a bit emotional and thought-provoking as well.
“ Aside from that, this is a very enjoyable film, through and through.
“ funny, cliche and predictble .
“ The story is intriguing about a struggling musician who through a fluke accident is thrust in an alternate universe in which the Beatles don't exist.
“ Because of unimportant and uninteresting reasons, an aspiring musician (Patel) discovers he is the only person in the world who remembers The Beatles.
“ That's boring.
“ Big waste of money .
“ Took my 13 and 16 year old kids to see it, they enjoyed it as much as I did.
“ Together they make a engaging pairing.
“ The ending was extremely predictable - of course he finally declares his love for her and comes clean, and of course she's ready to jump right in his arms after saying she was moving on and seeing another guy (clearly just a plot device to force Jack to make a move and never seen as a real person).
“ To the naysayers, this movie was very, very entertaining.
“ Even if he credited John, Paul, George and Ringo as the writers of all those hits, anyone hearing that confession and compelled enough to do an internet search like Jack did would have come up empty.
“And that's were the film starts to fall apart because the cast is too weak and uninteresting.
“ Greatest music with fun idea turned down to a boring love flick...
“ That is the premise of Yesterday (2019), a light-hearted, and often engaging film.
“ I really enjoy the execution of an already fascinating idea of a world where the Beatles never existed.
“ A sweet movie that is entertaining!!!.
“ An entertaining What If .
“ It's definitely enjoyable, it feels like there could have been something more though.
“ He lands a spot on the Suffolk stage at Latitude festival, expecting it to be his big break, but only his friends and a handful of bored kids show up to watch him play.
“ Nevertheless it's a fun movie and I rather enjoyed it.
“ Rather dull .
“ Enjoyable Film .
“ If you'll notice, almost every positive review says nearly the same thing I'm going to say: Despite it's flaws, this was an entertaining and enjoyable experience.
“This movie was such a slow burn in places, it was like molasses.
“ Just a boring Rom Com .
“ It's boring, both rushed and slow, it's just not an interesting movie.
“ Nice gimmick ruined by a bland and weak cast.. .
“ However, the biggest "let down" so to speak was the lack of mind-blowing, or even suspenseful, revelations that the trailers suggest lied in the wings of this mystery.
“ But for anyone who is inclined to forgive romcoms for their confusing plots and awkward flaws, and who loves The Beatles, this is a winner.
“ While watching this fascinating movie about a world where the Beatles never existed, I was temporarily transported into that same world, one where the coronavirus never existed either.
“ I really enjoyed it and if you are a Beatles fan, you probably will, too.
“ It then morphs into a fascinating "what if" scenario that could also be a dystopia to many.
“ I find him lacklustre and boring.
“ In the end, the narrative takes a really heart-warming and unpredictable turn in the final act, avoiding many outcomes that many audiences members (myself included) could have easily predicted.
“ A stereotypical, boring, cliched romantic film.
“ Disappointingly Formulaic .
“ The story is entirely predictable and unoriginal.
“ Yet, the lead pair and some all-time Beatles classics ensure that Yesterday remains compelling from start to finish.
“ But this move never quite realizes its potential, partly because the romantic plot starts feeling cliche, partly because the Beatles were more than just song writing, partly because this story lost its way 2/3 of the way through.
“ The lesson displayed was unexpected.
“ It could have been something bigger and better, but it went down the standard formula Hollywood predictable way.
“ This premise is fun, lighthearted, and thoroughly enjoyable in execution by Danny Boyle, who clearly understand what this film needs to be.
“ Enjoyable .
“ As a romance it was as predictable as they come.
“ Nothing happens in this movie to move the plot along intelligently..it's really embarrassingly bad.
“ Yesterday is a enjoyable and funny movie.
“ However, the trailer didn't exactly blow me away, but it looked entertaining, so I gave it a watch.
“ Entertaining .
“ Fast paced and really fun!
“ Original film fairly enjoyable .
“ I would highly recommend it.
“ This movie falls short on being a great film but overall it's something worth watching.
“ This film dows that but what you get is a long drawn out romcom, with little in the way of charm.
“ And yes, most of the songs presented were better when the Beatles did them, but just set that fact aside and enjoy this harmless and entertaining film.
“Enjoyable idea is rather wasted in a slight tale that is neither as much fun as it could have been or very moving.
“ Jack Malik (Himesh Patel), is a struggling musician right on the edge of giving up.
“ Then the air just seeped out of the balloon and it went horribly flaccid and mundane.
“ Boring as hell .
“ And given the fact that the last half of the movie was so mundane didn't exactly help to lift up the enjoyment of sitting through the movie as it trotted onwards in a generic and monotonous pace.
“ The performances for the songs are very enjoyable.
“ An absolute must-see for an enjoyable time even if you really don't know who the Beatles are.
“ A movie to see with unexpected plot, extremely funny and witty dialogues.
“And that's ignoring the fact that he is such a bland and uninteresting chatcter.
“ So predictable .
“ All the story is just so predictable and except for the principle of the plot, being the world forgetting about the existence of The Beatles, there is nothing original about this movie.
“ It'd been such a dystopia if this almost brain-dead, dull at all levels, guy brought their songs first.
“ Overall, while Yesterday does sell its concept short for a routine rom-com storyline and some questionable narrative flaws, the charming acting, lighthearted tone and splendid singing performances to make the film enjoyable enough to watch.
“ But the lead actor was rather uninspiring and lacked charisma, and the script lacking any true spark.
“ Enjoyed it.
“ For example, they could have eliminated the romantic sub-plot entirely (cute as it was, it was formulaic and has already been done to death in film).
“ The direction isn't bad, but it's bland and doesn't really add much to the story.
“Boyle gives the movie a modern feel while maintaining some bland hometown backdrops before ramping it up to major stadium performances.
“ Really enjoyable if you let it flow over you.
“ the "jokes" fall flat and it's predictable.
“* One unexpected character is visited by Jack.
“ Light hearted and entertaining .
“ The premise is actually quite fascinating, and the real reason why I decided to watch this movie.
“ But the ending was weak and boring.
“ The only criticism I have of this film is that it contains a rather maudlin and predictable romantic subplot, which it could have well done without.
“ A thoroughly enjoyable film...
“ I did find that the storyline took way too long to progress and was WAY too obvious.
“ When I first saw the trailer for this film, I knew exactly what I was going to get: an enjoyable feel good movie reminiscent of the most influential music group of all time.
“ With some nice stylistic choices by Danny Boyle, and a nice line in humour, a highly enjoyable use of a great catalogue of music and warm performances from MOST of the cast, I found myself grinning at much of it, with a few guffaws too, as though I was watching a Cute Kittens video or something.
“ The key scene where Ed Sheeran was allegedly humbled by hearing the Long and Winding Road just felt embarrassingly contrived.
“ But the film turned out to be a first class romcom, intertwined with an intriguing story line about The Beatles.
“ Would have given it a 5 but hubby enjoyed it so bumped it by a point.
“ This was entertaining from the start and never lapsed into a minute of boredom,.
“ Sorry but a total waste of my time and theres.
“ No interesting developments, full of clichés and boring romance.
“ The idea that the Beatles could disappear from all but three peoples' memory is intriguing.
“In terms of notable production values, the editing can be fast paced whenever it's being timed to the songs.
“ I really enjoyed it and will definitely rewatch when it comes out on digital!
“ The story was good and the concept was very cool but it dragged on and on and on!
“ What kind of movie takes the amazing Kate McKinnon and makes her uninteresting?
“The romance is decent, but cliche and overall unremarkable.
“ c) It looks bland.
“ No question, the soundtrack was amazing, the songs picked are sung on right moments, Himesh Patel is wonderful, your moral dilemma about use the songs is perfect, and have a great resolution, Ed Sheeran apparition is kinda good, but also have a secret and unexpected apparition close to the end that is the most emotional scene on the movie.
“ Like all the awkward scenes with Ed Sheeran, and Jack's bland, stereotypical (insert greedy manager here)?
“ So if you have a boring Sunday then this film is for you.
“) that only further convolutes what little structure this device is still clinging to; etc etc etc.It was still early afternoon when I left the theater.
“ I loved the multi racial but still British landscape, also this is one of those rare films with no cartoon baddie verses good set up, there is no real baddie in the movie, (much like miyazaki's totoro and kiki's), and the interest comes from looking into the what ifs more than the unrequited love aspect, which was well done and Lily James was gorgeous and Himesh Patel was suitably oblivious etc, it was needed for the story but it lead to be the rather too neat and tidy focus of the ending, ie it ended up being a love story more than an intriguing sci fi one.
“ I felt the film deserved a stronger ending but it was very enjoyable and I look forward to the DVD/Blu-Ray release, which I believe includes an alternative ending.
“ Save your $ and don't waste your time.
“ Extremely predictable and boring.
“ Also, Ana de Armas was stunning in Blade Runner and it would be nice to see her in this otherwise fun movie.
“ a waste of time which could have been used for other Beatle songs 4) Why did the dad go back to get a tuna sandwich and why did we have to watch that.
“ No story.
“Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer in a small seaside town who is going nowhere.
“The biggest problem with Boyle's approach is how formulaic the entire movie is.
“ What we got instead was a bland, phoned-in story about unrequited love that didn't stir any emotions, wasn't funny and didn't so much end as peter out.
“ It was boring as hell and I never want to see it again.
“ Just a bland copy-pasted love story with boring characters you don't care about.
“What was challenging;1, the plot was either so corny or so contrived, some plot twists were just unnecessary and added nothing.
“This is a film that is worth viewing by both young and old, and is worth watching more than once.
“ He's in his 30s, talentless, and thoroughly uninteresting, so he settles for the only available woman in his boring, six-person friend group after 20 years of wasting time.
“ The worst movie that I've seen in a long time.
“ Greatly made, really worth watching it!!
“ Predictable and cliched .
“ So, it's worth watching once especially if you like the Beatles.