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Hard Day's Night, A (U)

Comedy, Music

A 'typical' day in the life of the Beatles, including many of their famous songs.

The critical consensus

Of its time, sure, but eternally entertaining.

****(*)Ali Catterall, Total Film, 30/06/2014

Make a date to catch this on the big screen and be rewarded with pure magic.

*****Patrick Peters, Empire Online, 30/06/2014

A Hard Day's Night looks chaotic and slapdash enough (and just occasionally, for me, depressing enough) to count as an experimentalist or underground movie.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 03/07/2014

As invigorating and funny now as it was on its original release half a century ago, A Hard Day’s Night offers both a perfect showcase for the Beatles and an intriguing snapshot of fast-changing, early-1960s British society.

****(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 03/07/2014

Funny, ramshackle nonsense. But a true one-of-a-kind.

****(*)David Jenkins, Little White Lies, 03/07/2014

Lester combines the slapstick comedy of silent cinema with the dazzle of the French New Wave in a film that almost defines the energy and spirit of the Swinging Sixties.

*****Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 04/07/2014

Those old enough to remember can take the opportunity to relive their childhood dreams, while younger viewers should prepare to be baffled and amazed.

****(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 06/07/2014

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Where and when?

Cameo, Edinburgh on Monday July 7, 2014. More info:

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Saturday July 12, 2014, until Tuesday July 15, 2014. More info:

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Friday July 18, 2014, until Monday July 21, 2014. More info:

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