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Across the Universe

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Julie Taymor

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About the Movie

Across the Universe, from director Julie Taymor, is a revolutionary rock musical that re-imagines America in the turbulent late-1960s, a time when battle lines were being drawn at home and abroad. When young dockworker Jude (Jim Sturgess) leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing anti-war movement in New York's Greenwich Village. As the body count in Vietnam rises, political tensions at home spiral out of control and the star-crossed lovers find themselves in a psychedelic world gone mad. With a cameo by Bono, Across the Universe is "the kind of movie you watch again, like listening to a favorite album." (Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES)

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 155
  • Fresh: 82
  • Rotten: 73
  • Average Rating: 5.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: [A] visionary attempt to wed a story of young love and 1960s war protest to the Lennon-McCartney catalog. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Oct 9, 2007

Fresh: ...Julie Taymor's rhapsodic mash note to John, Paul, George and Ringo falls just short of breathtaking. – Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Across the Universe is a classic example of ambition exceeding execution. – Tom Long, Detroit News, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Most of the songs are performed in such saccharine style and staged so literally that they almost seem like they belong in a Broadway show. That's a very bad thing. – Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press, Jun 24, 2010

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  • $17.99
  • Genre: Musicals
  • Released: 2007

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