Standing Up, Falling Down Reviews

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 schmaltz is gone, as is the self-love, and instead we have a sweetly empathetic turn...
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 22, 2020
The dialogue is so snappy. They have such terrific chemistry together that you want to spend time with them.
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.
February 21, 2020
Funny and honest in equal measures, like a good stand-up routine, Standing Up, Falling Down uses a light touch to teach us there's always more to learn.
February 20, 2020
The movie from director Matt Ratner and Levittown-raised screenwriter Peter Hoare covers well-worn territory without generating much of a compelling reason for the audience to join them on it.
February 20, 2020
Matt Ratner's "Standing Up, Falling Down" shows how a well-worn premise need not impact enjoyment when there's a terrific cast and crisp writing at your disposal.
February 19, 2020
Billy Crystal has never been better.
January 14, 2020
Although there is nothing groundbreaking about the story told in Standing Up, a series of small grace notes help to freshen this dissection of lost souls searching for second chances.
January 12, 2020
If "Standing Up" consistently feels familiar, it nevertheless resists emphasizing the more broadly comedic or maudlin elements you might expect.