What Goes Up Reviews

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May 28, 2009
a mess of a movie
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.
May 28, 2009
Muted and never moving, instead finding no insight while dragging its feet along a variety of forced quirks.
May 27, 2009
With its flat-footed script and poor production values, What Goes Up is a movie to be endured rather than enjoyed.
May 27, 2009
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.
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.
Top Critic
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 25, 2009
What Goes Up's point that Americans create icons to fulfill their own screwy needs is made through contrived and nonsensical plotting.
May 23, 2009
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.
May 22, 2009
'What Goes Up' doesn't.
May 12, 2009
Given its title and direct linkage to the 1986 Challenger shuttle disaster -- nearly adds tasteless to its unflattering hat trick.
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