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What Goes Up Reviews

November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 5, 2009
About as cruddy as a cruddy little indie can get, especially given a cast that should've known better.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
June 5, 2009
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 5, 2009
Director and co-writer Jonathan Glatzer handles his talented cast well, and the movie is dark, droll and sentimental in roughly the correct proportions.
June 1, 2009
I never know quite what they were saying about heroism and then there are all these unanswered questions.
June 1, 2009
The film really struggles to find its voice and to find purpose and meaning.
May 29, 2009
[Director] Glatzer aims to wring laughter out of this desperation but succeeds only in producing a series of contrived characters and situations that make The Breakfast Club look like an unfiltered documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 29, 2009
An unusually subdued Coogan does his best, but this is the kind of pretentious nonsense he usually satirizes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 29, 2009
Mr. Coogan doesn't seem altogether comfortable with his part, which, like the story, undergoes a number of unconvincing changes.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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May 29, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 28, 2009
While it's often as amateurish as it is assured, Glatzer and writer Robert Lawson want to convey so much that the sheer breadth of the movie means they hit a few of their targets.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 27, 2009
I've seen a lot of terrible movies in the line of duty, but What Goes Up might be the only genuinely unreleasable one.
May 27, 2009
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.
May 12, 2009
Given its title and direct linkage to the 1986 Challenger shuttle disaster -- nearly adds tasteless to its unflattering hat trick.