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A Hard Day's Night

  NR HD

Richard Lester

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Plot Summary

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

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99%
  • Reviews Counted: 101
  • Fresh: 100
  • Rotten: 1
  • 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. – Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

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. – Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice, Jul 2, 2014

Fresh: The movie never feels like a nostalgia trip. It moves, breathes and sings with life. – Rafer Guzman, Newsday, Jul 17, 2014

Fresh: Rejected the status quo with an irreverent, quick-cutting documentary style that could fairly be described as mod, rocking and mocking. – Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, Jul 3, 2014

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Customer Reviews

It Begins

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 WAITING FOR A LONG TIME.

For this MARVELOUS movie to come out on iTunes!!! This is my favorite Beatles film. This has some of the most iconic quotes and scenes from Beatles history. If you haven’t seen this masterpiece yet, YOU NEED TO CLICK ‘BUY’ RIGHT NOW.

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  • $19.99
  • Genre: Music Feature Films
  • Released: 1964

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