Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles.

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    • Himesh PatelJack Malik
    • Lily JamesEllie Appleton
    • Sophia di MartinoCarol
    • Ellise ChappellLucy
    • Meera SyalSheila Malik
    • Harry MichellNick
    • Vincent FranklinBrian
    • Joel FryRocky
    • Michael KiwanukaMichael Kiwanuka
    • Karma SoodYoung Jack


    • 90


      A glowing tribute to The Beatles and their music, this is both a toe-tapping pleasure to watch and a smart, occasionally scathing look at how we get things wrong.
    • 80

      The Telegraph

      The film has lots of fun with its premise – until America beckons, then suddenly it seems to lose its head of steam. ... Yet it rallies in style for a beautifully judged and surprisingly moving finale.
    • 80

      The Guardian

      Although this film can be a bit hokey and uncertain on narrative development, the puppyish zest and fun summoned up by Curtis and Boyle carry it along.
    • 80


      Yesterday doesn’t take too many chances, but it does boast a well-told story with a cast that’s game for both its comedic and more dramatic moments.
    • 50

      Screen Daily

      Yesterday is a film we’re all familiar with, for better or worse.
    • 42


      This sweet but vacuous exercise in suspending disbelief is an overstuffed and underwritten misfire.
    • 40

      The Hollywood Reporter

      Neither a no-nonsense delight like "She Loves You" nor the White Album-style head trip its premise might suggest, it's more of a "Yellow Submarine" sort of film: crowd-pleasing and sometimes enjoyable, but pretty damned dumb when you stop to think about it.
    • 40


      In Yesterday, [Boyle and Curtis] reduce the Beatles to the ultimate product by declaring, at every turn, “These songs are transcendent!” And it’s the fact that they keep telling us, rather than showing us (i.e., with musical sequences that earned their transcendence), that makes Yesterday, for all the timeless songs in it, a cut-and-dried, rotely whimsical, prefab experience.

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    • Sérgio P.