42 Up Reviews

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August 14, 2012
Their largely negative or only superficially positive responses make me feel guilty about finding the series so fascinating -- and should make the filmmakers feel even guiltier.
September 7, 2011
On some level, 42 Up is a startling home-movie time capsule. Simply to behold the aging process with such intimacy is enough to give you a shudder.
September 8, 2009
42 Up is a delightful and moving look at humanity through the singular stories of this captivating group.
May 25, 2008
Perfect. An absolute must-see.
March 30, 2007
August 8, 2006
Part of Apted seminal docu series that began with 7Up, then 14, 28, and 35, this chapter centers on the subjects as they head into middle-age, with all its compromises and disappointments.
March 18, 2006
July 21, 2005
One of the best movie series ever is a true-life drama like no other. Miss it at your peril.
October 26, 2004
Two subjects acknowledge their conjoined lifeline, become best friends, and as a result a life is forever changed.
April 14, 2004
December 1, 2003
October 31, 2003
January 21, 2003
As beneficial as helmer's influence may be to that aging franchise, his work here reps a fascinating use of the docu form.
November 24, 2002
This movie is a living artifact that does what movies do best: exist in time. May this series continue up, up, and beyond.
November 5, 2002
This series remains as fascinating as it did when it started - a lifetime ago.
June 13, 2002
A fascinating entry in Michael Apted's long-running documentary series.
June 5, 2002
This fascinating ongoing sociological document and human drama by its very nature gets better with each progressive installment.
March 24, 2002
42 Up engages you in ways that other movies can't; it works emotional muscles you may not know you have.
March 13, 2002
Convinces us that the journey of every human being is eminently edifying and compelling.
September 10, 2001
Let it go, Michael. Your subjects are obviously ready to do the same.
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