See You Up There (Au revoir là-haut) Reviews

July 7, 2019
Having scraped through the deranged carnage of World War I, former bookkeeper Albert and his disfigured compadre, Edouard, embark on a life of crime in Paris.
July 20, 2018
Every member of the cast is distinguished, with the director's portrayal of a sympathetic, almost Chaplin-esque everyman particularly effective.
July 20, 2018
As so many movies out there take no risks and don't dare to say anything, Dupontel's film deserves to be celebrated.
July 19, 2018
...for sheer, gutsy, shoot-for-the-stars artistry and verve, there's nothing quite like it...
July 19, 2018
Full of rich historical details that anchor the sense of agony and resentment, but the plot is driven by huge coincidences... It doesn't really matter in a film so big on circus-like theatrics and grand flourishes.
July 15, 2018
the story, with the flamboyant Edouard's creativity in full bloom, is an almost fantasy concoction of art, choreography, friendship and loyalty. And, love, too.
July 12, 2018
...it is notable that [director/star] Dupontel starred in Jeunet's "A Very Long Engagement," another French WWI set film about a soldier declared dead who is very much alive, the victim of a cruel and corrupt government.
July 3, 2018
A luxurious, successful reconstruction of the time, with staging that's balanced and intelligent. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 29, 2018
Albert Dupontel knows that a black comedy doesn't only have to be cynical and his film finds its soul in the masks that communicate the emotions of one of his characters. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 18, 2018
Lieutenant Pradelle receives a note informing him that the war is over, but he chooses to send his men to the battlefield. [Director] Albert Dupontel thus begins his most ambitious film... [Full review in Spanish]
June 12, 2018
The ambiance and effects greatly add to the creation of the surreal atmosphere of period theater. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 1, 2018
Dupontel's film version of the ambitious Victor Hugo-like tome accomplishes precisely what modern cinema seems to be lacking when old-timers complain that "they don't make 'em like they used to."
May 25, 2018
Despite the conventional storytelling, there's a lot to like in Dupontel's best film to date.
March 22, 2018
See You Up There has an energy and intelligence that will remind you why it's worthwhile to see movies on the big screen.
October 26, 2017
Mixes high craft, surrealist humor and extremely dark themes - of trauma, death, corruption and manipulation - in ways that hold together rather well.