Standing Up, Falling Down Reviews

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April 5, 2020
Peter Hoare's script contains bromantic clichés, it's true. But just as many scenes confound.
April 1, 2020
What keeps you hanging on is the Teflon likeability of the leads, welcome vital signs in a film of otherwise aggressive modesty.
April 1, 2020
The film has a melancholy tone, mixing humour with day-to-day disappointment. This makes it feel refreshingly un-pushy, finding moments that are funny and dramatic without straining for anything momentous.
April 1, 2020
The schmaltz is gone, as is the self-love, and instead we have a sweetly empathetic turn...
March 3, 2020
Chemistry between the leads is key. Schwartz comfortably holds his own against the evergreen Crystal, twinkle still firmly in his eye.
February 28, 2020
In Standing Up, Falling Down, this new style of comedy is light on laughs, but big on heart, weaving together a story of hope, redemption, and second chances with a solid cast led by Ben Schwartz and Billy Crystal.
February 25, 2020
'Standing Up, Falling Down' falters by presenting too many awkward scenes that don't seem real. But Billy Crystal fans should enjoy his splendid performance as an alcoholic estranged from his angry son.
February 24, 2020
When all is said and done, Standing Up, Falling Down is a heartwarming film about getting a second chance in life.
Top Critic
February 24, 2020
The entire enterprise is so muffled and dull you can't believe what you're watching.
February 24, 2020
As a dermatologist mentoring a young comedian, Billy Crystal feels real, even in the cheesiest moments.
February 24, 2020
This dramedy is at its best when it puts its central, mismatched pair in the same place and allows Schwartz' and Crystal's shared chemistry to percolate.
February 22, 2020
Hey, 'Standing Up' is nothing particularly profound, just a nice little keeper. Go out to find it and enjoy.
February 22, 2020
... maintains an agreeable balance of humor and pathos, bolstered by Crystal's affecting portrayal.
February 22, 2020
The dialogue is so snappy. They have such terrific chemistry together that you want to spend time with them.
February 22, 2020
A surprise and delight... I loved seeing Billy Crystal getting the chance to really act again.
February 22, 2020
You won't be surprised by anything that happens, but then it isn't that kind of movie; it's the kind of movie you stumble across on Netflix or Crave and wonder how you missed it the first time around.
February 21, 2020
Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz score in touching dramedy about second chances.
February 21, 2020
A film that bravely dares to answer the heretofore unasked question "What would 'Garden State' have been like if the Natalie Portman role had been filled by Billy Crystal?"
February 21, 2020
The film's deft and beautifully scripted with terrific performances by each and all.
February 21, 2020
Yes, you've seen this type of story before, but Standing Up, Falling Down shows that there can still be a little magic -- and charisma -- when the material is genuinely funny.
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