Robert’s Reviews – Yesterday

Hello Clever People! Welcome to my review for the recent romantic drama/comedy Yesterday. This Beatles music inspired film follows the story of a British guy who wakes up to discover he doesn’t know who the Beatles are. Click the video below to watch the review!

Robert Burke
Robert Burke is a 17-year-old film critic currently attending Shasta High School. His love for film started when he was very young, and grows as he learns more and more about it. Robert expresses his love for film through reviews, which can be found on this website every Saturday. Film is not his only passion, as he also loves to act in local productions with Cascade Theater, Shasta College and Riverfront Playhouse. He currently lives in Redding, CA, and hopes to one day be a film director. To view all of Robert’s reviews go to
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5 Responses

  1. Avatar Eleanor Townsend says:

    Thanks for this review, Robert. I, too, have been wanting to like this movie, and hoping that it would have more ‘life’ than was apparent in the trailers I watched. Hmmm, apparently not. Just from seeing those trailers, I would say you put into words the flatness I saw. What a shame not to make the most of such an excellent idea! Seems like a waste of a one-time opportunity for something great. Having been totally wowed by both Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, I will go see Yesterday with lower expectations. I appreciate you preparing us for that so we will not have to be so disappointed! (Have to see it for the music……..)

  2. Avatar Doug Cook says:

    Your written summary of the film is 180 degrees off. The man wakes up from his accident and he is the only person who knows who the Beatles are.

  3. Joanne Snyder Joanne Snyder says:

    Thanks Robert. I watched the trailer and was confused. Many young people know who the Beatles were from their…oh my gosh grandparents or even elevator music. So…no one else in the movie had listened to this music? His accident removed all memory of these tunes from everyone in the world? Bad plot. I know my questions would be answered if I watched the movie.

    • Avatar Doug Cook says:

      I enjoyed the film, Joanna. Any excuse to hear Beatles music is ok with me. The premise of the movie is that after waking up from his accident he realizes that the rest of the world never heard of the Beatles, that he was the only person that knows about them and he passes their music off as his own. Interesting premise…a lot of missed opportunities to explore the consequences, but it was enjoyable.

  4. Avatar Belinda Sanda says:

    Maybe it’s a generational thing, because five of us 60 + year olds thoroughly enjoyed this movie, and have recommended it to others.