49 Up

49 Up



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18% Sex Tape $6.0M
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $4.6M
15% And So It Goes $4.6M
23% Tammy $3.4M
90% A Most Wanted Man $2.7M

Coming Soon

—— Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aug 08
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86% What If Aug 08
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62% Under the Dome: Season 2

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69% The Leftovers: Season 1
60% The Lottery: Season 1
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100% Masters of Sex: Season 2
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78% Ray Donovan: Season 2
46% Reckless: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
50% True Blood: Season 7
—— Unforgettable: Season 2
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—— Witches of East End: Season 2

Certified Fresh TV

85% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
79% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1
100% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 2
97% Orphan Black: Season 2
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
85% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

49 Up Reviews

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Eddie Cockrell
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49 Up follows diverse Brits first selected at age 7 as they now approach a surprisingly becalmed middle age.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 20, 2006
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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There are some clear themes to these zig-zagging life journeys, but they tend to be truisms (marriage is hard work but worth it) rather than chest-clutching surprises.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 12, 2006
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

In 42 years has the series brought any insight into issues of class, politics, or culture? Perhaps only insofar as nearly all the participants, regardless of background, end up as the same bourgeois, middle-aged mediocrities.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 23, 2009
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders

49 Up continues what has become one of the most interesting and rewarding film series ever.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 8, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Michael Apted's Up series remains one of the great imaginative leaps in film.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

November 3, 2006
James Berardinelli
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Whether we actually 'know' these individuals or not is beside the point; we feel we do, and this enriches the experience of watching the most ambitious documentary project ever committed to celluloid.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 9, 2006
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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There's something immensely satisfying about watching the playing out of ordinary lives we've become attached to over time.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

October 5, 2006
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

The vicarious pains and pleasures of watching a long-running soap opera are combined with the rigors of analyzing data about how Britain has and hasn't changed in nearly five decades.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 6, 2006
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

In a way, each film is better than the last, because the new one includes much of the most impressive material from the past films.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

October 5, 2006
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine

Easily one of the most fascinating sociological experiments in not just film history but history itself, the Up series returns in the remarkably upbeat 49 Up, the highwater mark and first in the cycle to be shot in DV.

Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine

October 4, 2006
Fernando F. Croce

Essential viewing

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 28, 2009
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The monumental 7 Up series continues with a lesser but worthwhile chapter, 49 Up.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

October 12, 2006
Kam Williams

Time-lapse cinematography taken at seven year intervals.

Full Review Source: EURWeb | Original Score: 4/4

September 29, 2007
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Doesn't tell us about these people's lives so much as it splashes a cold hourglass of water in the face, reminding us that time can slowly turn us into someone unrecognizable, especially to ourselves.

October 28, 2006
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Dropping by on the same people every seven years like an old friend -- or an unwelcome relative -- Apted has constructed a peerless, suspenseful work that develops character to a depth that would make Tolstoy jealous.

| Original Score: 4/4

October 6, 2006
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

What strikes you most forcefully about Michael Apted's latest instalment of the 7 Up series is how settled everyone has become.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 4/5

August 4, 2006
Cole Smithey

There should not be an adult in the western world who isn't at least tacitly familiar with Michael Apted's groundbreaking documentary series based on the idea that a person's personality is formed by the age of seven.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: A

April 24, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's a real testament to just how fluid and undefined our lives really are.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 4/4

October 5, 2006
Christopher Null

a return to basics and fine form

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

July 28, 2006
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A fascinating new installment of a documentary series that focuses this time on English middle-agers and their achievements and disappointments in life.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 4/5

October 5, 2006
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