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What Goes Up Reviews

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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About as cruddy as a cruddy little indie can get, especially given a cast that should've known better.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 0/4

June 5, 2009
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Has a charismatic performance by Steve Coogan, but that's not nearly enough to save it from drowning from its bland, awkward and lazy screenplay that fails to generate any real laughs or palpable dramatic tension.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 4.0/10

May 31, 2009
Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
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I never know quite what they were saying about heroism and then there are all these unanswered questions.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

June 1, 2009
Ben Lyons
At the Movies
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The film really struggles to find its voice and to find purpose and meaning.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

June 1, 2009
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

What Goes Up's point that Americans create icons to fulfill their own screwy needs is made through contrived and nonsensical plotting.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: .5/4

May 25, 2009
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Mr. Coogan doesn't seem altogether comfortable with his part, which, like the story, undergoes a number of unconvincing changes.

| Original Score: 2/5

May 29, 2009
Brian Orndorf

The film opens chaotically, perhaps randomly, and it never finds its proper footing. Most movies take their sweet time to reveal incompetence. What Goes Up boldly advertises it within the first 60 seconds.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D

June 10, 2009
Prairie Miller

Duff and the other young actors should not be faulted for the adults around them, both in the movie and behind the cameras. They excel at projecting the confusion and anguish of students in crisis, and all deserve an A. The filmmakers are another matter.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

May 23, 2009
Cole Smithey

In the current rut of similarly titled films with aspirations of altitude ("Up," "Away We Go"), "What Goes Up" is an especially loathsome case of entropy.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D

May 27, 2009
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever

Such a confused, convoluted, odd piece of cinema that I almost recommend seeing it just because it is so very unusual.

Full Review Source: Movie Retriever

May 29, 2009
Matt Pais

Muted and never moving, instead finding no insight while dragging its feet along a variety of forced quirks.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/5

May 28, 2009
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The whole thing feels like a premeditated attempt at a Sundance sensation, a mix of cast members (and ideas) from Juno and Hamlet 2 spiced up with the now obligatory '80s references.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 5, 2009
Hank Sartin
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 17, 2011
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

An epic dramedy of teenage angst that is too much drama and not enough comedy for Steve Coogan's good.

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 6/10

June 15, 2009
Brian Lowry
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Given its title and direct linkage to the 1986 Challenger shuttle disaster -- nearly adds tasteless to its unflattering hat trick.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 12, 2009
Vadim Rizov
Village Voice
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I've seen a lot of terrible movies in the line of duty, but What Goes Up might be the only genuinely unreleasable one.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 27, 2009
Jesse Hassenger

a mess of a movie

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1.5/5

May 28, 2009
Harvey S. Karten

'What Goes Up' doesn't.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: C-

May 22, 2009
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Without a trace of tempo or one shred of narrative pacing, What Goes Up is not really a movie; it's the cheapest kind of amateurishness that looks like it was shot with a cell phone.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

May 27, 2009
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

With its flat-footed script and poor production values, What Goes Up is a movie to be endured rather than enjoyed.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

May 27, 2009
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