You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Get Back

A stagebound record of Paul McCartney's 1990 world tour, Get Back is heavy on nostalgia and light on visual zap. Sans intro or background, pic kicks off on stage and stays there for 90 minutes. Filming took place in England, Holland, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Japan and the US, but individual locales are not identified. Audiences and songs blend into one big stage show.

With:
Paul McCartney

A stagebound record of Paul McCartney’s 1990 world tour, Get Back is heavy on nostalgia and light on visual zap. Sans intro or background, pic kicks off on stage and stays there for 90 minutes. Filming took place in England, Holland, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Japan and the US, but individual locales are not identified. Audiences and songs blend into one big stage show.

Pic reunites the former Beatle with director Richard Lester, who helmed A Hard Day’s Night and Help! There’s none of those mid-1960s pics’ groundbreaking elan here. By MTV standards, this is somewhere in a stone age. Lester mostly lets the powerful songs (half Beatles classics) speak for themselves, crosscutting between fans mouthing the lyrics and Macca & Co. on stage.

Get Back

UK

Production: Allied Filmmakers/TDK/Front Page. Director Richard Lester; Producer Philip Knatchbull, Henry Thomas; Camera Robert Paynter, Jordan Cronenweth; Editor John Victor Smith

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1991. Running time: 90 MIN.

With: Paul McCartney

More Film

  • Bradley Cooper Robert De Niro

    Bradley Cooper on His Secret Pact With Lady Gaga for 'A Star is Born'

    A stagebound record of Paul McCartney’s 1990 world tour, Get Back is heavy on nostalgia and light on visual zap. Sans intro or background, pic kicks off on stage and stays there for 90 minutes. Filming took place in England, Holland, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Japan and the US, but individual locales are not identified. Audiences […]

  • The seagull

    Tribeca Film Review: 'The Seagull'

    A stagebound record of Paul McCartney’s 1990 world tour, Get Back is heavy on nostalgia and light on visual zap. Sans intro or background, pic kicks off on stage and stays there for 90 minutes. Filming took place in England, Holland, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Japan and the US, but individual locales are not identified. Audiences […]

  • Verne TroyerStarkey Hearing Foundation Awards Gala,

    Verne Troyer, Mini-Me in 'Austin Powers,' Dies at 49

    A stagebound record of Paul McCartney’s 1990 world tour, Get Back is heavy on nostalgia and light on visual zap. Sans intro or background, pic kicks off on stage and stays there for 90 minutes. Filming took place in England, Holland, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Japan and the US, but individual locales are not identified. Audiences […]

  • 'Greatest Showman' Tops Disc Sales Charts

    'Greatest Showman' Tops Disc Sales Charts as 'Last Jedi' Slips to No. 2

    A stagebound record of Paul McCartney’s 1990 world tour, Get Back is heavy on nostalgia and light on visual zap. Sans intro or background, pic kicks off on stage and stays there for 90 minutes. Filming took place in England, Holland, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Japan and the US, but individual locales are not identified. Audiences […]

  • Stockholm review

    Tribeca Film Review: Ethan Hawke in 'Stockholm'

    A stagebound record of Paul McCartney’s 1990 world tour, Get Back is heavy on nostalgia and light on visual zap. Sans intro or background, pic kicks off on stage and stays there for 90 minutes. Filming took place in England, Holland, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Japan and the US, but individual locales are not identified. Audiences […]

  • READY PLAYER ONE

    Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' Crosses $500 Million Worldwide

    A stagebound record of Paul McCartney’s 1990 world tour, Get Back is heavy on nostalgia and light on visual zap. Sans intro or background, pic kicks off on stage and stays there for 90 minutes. Filming took place in England, Holland, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Japan and the US, but individual locales are not identified. Audiences […]

  • Hans Zimmer90th Annual Academy Awards, Roaming

    Hans Zimmer to Receive Steiner Award at Hollywood in Vienna Gala

    A stagebound record of Paul McCartney’s 1990 world tour, Get Back is heavy on nostalgia and light on visual zap. Sans intro or background, pic kicks off on stage and stays there for 90 minutes. Filming took place in England, Holland, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Japan and the US, but individual locales are not identified. Audiences […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content