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The Upside (2019)


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Inspired by a true story, The Upside is a heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict (Kevin Hart) who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire (Bryan Cranston). Directed by Neil Burger and written by Jon Hartmere, The Upside is based on the hit 2011 French film The Intouchables.


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No surprises here, folks; just half-hearted punchlines and unadventurous sentimentality readymade for marketplace consumption.

September 12, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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No matter how heartening the performances are, how hard Hart and Cranston work to make us forget about the transparent blueprint design of the narrative, ultimately, the film makes one feel queasy.

September 11, 2017 | Full Review…

[Bryan] Cranston and [Kevin] Hart fight tooth and nail to keep the film as charming as possible, though, with Hart going to particularly impressive lengths. It almost works, until you remember it shouldn't.

September 11, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

There's something so disarming about Phillip and Dell's relationship that you're gradually sucked into it without asking too many questions.

September 9, 2017 | Full Review…

So little has been done to update or refresh "The Intouchables" for American culture or a new audience that "The Upside" has no integrity as a separate piece of work.

September 9, 2017 | Full Review…
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A slick American updating of INTOUCHABLES, which improves upon the original in one significant way.

September 19, 2017 | Full Review…

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