35 Up Reviews

August 14, 2012
There's certainly plenty of food for thought here, but most of it is served raw rather than cooked -- most of the significance of the development of faces, physiques, aspirations, and attitudes over three decades is left to the subjects themselves.
August 14, 2012
35 Up is a God-like glimpse of the uninterrupted trajectory of lives that is vastly disturbing, cooly scientific and intensely emotional.
August 8, 2006
Part of Apted's seminal series that began with 7Up, this segment has different dynamics, emphasizing the children of the subjects and the deaths of their parents, showing stronmg evidence of the life cycle.
April 28, 2006
Another engrossing entry in a groundbreaking series.
October 10, 2005
May 10, 2005
October 26, 2004
The remaining participants grapple with disillusionment, their reconcilement of the past, and their relationship to their own children.
August 4, 2004
May 20, 2003
[35 Up] finds this series growing increasingly rueful with age.
March 25, 2003
July 30, 2002
January 1, 2000
It's a brilliant, vital human document.
January 1, 2000
Most people will feel the start of tears at unpredictable points in this movie. They come from compassion and sympathy in the truest sense of those words -- we identify with these people living their lives as best as they can.
January 1, 2000
The film's realism is as ruthless as it is low-key. It's impossible not to look at the 35-year-old woman and mourn the loss of the 7-year-old girl.
January 1, 2000
Exceedingly long and repetitive.
January 1, 2000
35 Up is about life, real life from childhood through adulthood.
January 1, 2000
The latest installment in the most engrossing long-distance documentary project in the history of film.