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About the Movie
Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. A Hard Day’s Night, in which the bandmates play wily, exuberant versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever. Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester and featuring a slew of iconic pop anthems, including the title track, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Should Have Known Better,” and “If I Fell,” A Hard Day’s Night, which reconceived the movie musical and exerted an incalculable influence on the music video, is one of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time. New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Richard Lester, and 5.1 surround mix supervised by sound producers Giles Martin and Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 105
- Fresh: 103
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 8.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It's a fine conglomeration of madcap clowning in the old Marx Brothers' style, and it is done with such a dazzling use of camera that it tickles the intellect and electrifies the nerves.
Fresh: Let's talk about joy, and about wistfulness, because one so often trails the other, and both are woven into the DNA of A Hard Day's Night.
Fresh: [Hard Day's Night] adds up to a breathless, sometimes funny film maybe even worth a squeal or two.
Fresh: The movie never feels like a nostalgia trip. It moves, breathes and sings with life.
The 4 headed monster called The Beatles, lifts off on the flight that continues today and will never land. One of the best films of all time. Lennon's wit and bizarre humor is endless. They had no idea what was coming.
A Hard Day's Night
Their first film, an inside (and edited) look into the Beatles' lives as they traveled for shows, rehearsels and interviews. A must see for any serious Beatles fan!
I've been praying for YEARS for Criterion to do right by this masterwork. Finally!!!!
- Genre: Music Feature Films
- Released: 1964
- © 1964 Proscenium-Films Ltd. All rights reserved.