Which Way Is Up? (1977) - Rotten Tomatoes

Which Way Is Up? (1977)

Which Way Is Up?




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In this ambitious and raunchy remake of Lina Wertmuller's satire, "The Seduction of Mimi," McKee plays a labor organizer and Pryor plays an orange picker, a lascivious older man and a philandering reverend.more
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Lina Wertmüller, Cecil M. Brown, Carl Gottlieb
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 21, 2002
Universal Pictures


Richard Pryor
as Leroy Jones / Rufus ...
Margaret Avery
as Annie Mae
Marilyn Coleman
as Sister Sarah
Bebe Drake
as Thelma
Daniel Valdez
as Chuy Estrada
Dolph Sweet
as The Boss
Luis Valdez
as Ramon Juarez
Pat Ast
as Hooker
Tim Thomerson
as Tour Guide
Marc Alaimo
as Frankie
Tony Alvarenga
as Errand Boy
Kathy Cronkite
as Photographer
Ron Cummins
as Photographer
Evelyn Dutton
as Receptionist
Darrell Giddens
as Man at Picnic
Eddie Smith
as Man at Picnic
Cheryl Harvey
as Congregation Girl
Julie Dorman
as Congregation Girl
Louise Johnson
as Congregation Girl
Yvonne Mooney
as Congregation Girl
Paul Mooney
as Inspector
Harry Northrup
as Chief Goon
Cliff Pellow
as White Boss
Mark Robin
as Reporter
as Cripple
Carol Trost
as Ms. Collins
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Critic Reviews for Which Way Is Up?

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Clunky 1977 Richard Pryor comedy really looks dated now.

April 8, 2008

Pryor should have stuck with concert films.

August 13, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Should have stayed in the vault.

Full Review… | July 12, 2002
Movie Habit

As unfunny as it gets. Worse, it's misogynist and an embarrassment to the race.

Full Review… | May 23, 2002
Apollo Guide

An embarrassing Being There conceit married to blaxploitation and unionization.

Full Review… | May 20, 2002
Film Freak Central

Audience Reviews for Which Way Is Up?

This movie is hilarious, and the story outrageous, I really liked it, Pryor plays a bunch of characters which makes it even funnier.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Hilarious as hell. A Richard Pryor classic mention to be seen.

Mister Caple

Super Reviewer

This movie showcased Pryors comedic acting prowess. He kept me rivited with the onslaught of funni"isms"

The father was the show stealer

William Townley

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