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      G Released Aug 11, 1965 1h 32m Musical Comedy List
      86% Tomatometer 28 Reviews 86% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings In the follow-up to their successful debut musical, "A Hard Day's Night," the Beatles once again offer up a melding of song and slapstick. After Ringo stumbles upon a valuable gem, the band starts getting harassed by a fringe religious group. To escape their sudden stalkers, the boys hit the road. As John, Paul, George and Ringo travel the globe, they perform a mix of musical numbers, singing hits ranging from "Ticket to Ride" to the titular ditty. Read More Read Less

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      Help! finds the Fab Four displaying their infectious charm and humor in an enjoyably madcap adventure.

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      Mark Bourne Film.com For casual viewers, the whole thing has a retro charm. For Beatles fans, it's a flawed but essential film. Nov 15, 2007 Full Review Derek Adams Time Out A Hard Day's Night may be more primitive, but it also seems more spontaneous. Feb 9, 2006 Full Review Bosley Crowther New York Times The boys themselves are exuberant and uninhibited in their own genial way. They just become awfully redundant and -- dare I say it? -- dull. Rated: 2/5 May 9, 2005 Full Review Pauline Kael McCall's It is nothing but a chase, turning a structural device of early movies into the total substance, and without anywhere to go. Help! is all climax, but nothing is prepared for; finally it just exhausts itself and stops. Sep 20, 2023 Full Review Danielle Solzman Solzy at the Movies Help! is stylistically different from its predecessor but The Beatles sure know how to put on a performance. Nov 22, 2021 Full Review Dwight MacDonald Esquire Magazine A witless orgy of expensive production that strangles the Beatles, so fresh and spontaneous in [A Hard Day's Night], in a laboriously foolish plot line and smothers them under tons of handsomely colored feathers. Aug 14, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      alan g Best Beatles movie. A must watch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/26/24 Full Review santana g the ‘you're gonna lose that girl' performance is beautiful shot Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/24 Full Review Elvis D Por más que tenga a los Beatles como protagonistas, la película es bastante tonta. Todo es muy random e incoherente cuyo único enfoque es en la persecución por el anillo que porta Ringo. Los chistes son en su mayoría infantiles, con algunos pocos que apenas causan gracia, están solo para rellenar, algunos son forzados o innecesarios y el humor es muy de dibujos animados. De las cosas positivas que se pueden rescatar son las canciones, alguna que otra escena como la del tigre y Paul encogiéndose tipo hombre menguante es bastante buena. La historia del anillo es fascinante, pero el guion es bastante malo y hasta como comedia no causa mucha gracia y puede tornarse aburrida. No es raro que se sepa poco de esta cinta, ya que es una de esas películas hechas para seguir explotando la fama de los artistas musicales al colocarlos en un territorio cinematográfico del cual no tienen mucha experiencia. Help! es en conclusión una mala y sonsa película y por eso la califico con un 5/10. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 09/18/23 Full Review Mario P As a Beatles fanatic, I really enjoyed this feature film. But, if you already had watched it, you would know that some topics, as I should say, have aged badly, to say the least. It is funny, full of juicy action, and, being a musical with The Beatles as the stars of the show, it has a great soundtrack. I hate to say this as a Beatles fan, but I would recommend this to only other Beatles fans, for some featured things have aged, and the movie industry and what a revolutionary movie looks like has changed a lot since 1965, and would not be a very fun watch for newer generations, except the kids who are Beatles fans. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/21/23 Full Review Dave S Ok film not as witty as s hard days night the top notch music just about saves it Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/02/22 Full Review Hadezhornz Perfect film. Paul McCartney. The end. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/28/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In the follow-up to their successful debut musical, "A Hard Day's Night," the Beatles once again offer up a melding of song and slapstick. After Ringo stumbles upon a valuable gem, the band starts getting harassed by a fringe religious group. To escape their sudden stalkers, the boys hit the road. As John, Paul, George and Ringo travel the globe, they perform a mix of musical numbers, singing hits ranging from "Ticket to Ride" to the titular ditty.
      Director
      Richard Lester
      Producer
      Walter Shenson
      Distributor
      Criterion Collection, United Artists, The Voyager Company
      Production Co
      Subafilms, Walter Shenson Films
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Musical, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 11, 1965, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 24, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 32m
      Sound Mix
      Stereo
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