The New York Post critic says: "A fierce primal scream - of the type Ms Ono is famous for - is surely the healthiest response to the agony of this jerry-built musical shrine."
The Times critic Ben Brantley also launches a fierce attack on the ex-Beatle, who was gunned down outside his New York apartment 25 years ago.
He calls Lennon himself "vapid" and asks: "Who is that man anyway, and what is he doing here?"
Brantley proclaims the showa whitewash saying: "Lennon's substance abuse, womanising and acts of violence are kept to a minimum. His drug arrest for marijuana is presented as a frame-up, and his use of heroin is never mentioned."