The Upside Reviews

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August 16, 2020
Some of the darker comedy touches work very well indeed and it's tough not to have a tear in your eye when Cranston turns on his magic.
July 27, 2020
The Upside isn't a movie that wants its audiences to think, and that's fine . . . but it's also a movie that doesn't let its audiences think.
July 27, 2020
The Upside is about friendship, finding it in unexpected places, and surrendering to its irreplaceable charms.
July 18, 2020
The Upside is based on a true story. That's ironic, since it doesn't resemble real life so much as a cobbled together mess of carpe diem clichés, luxury porn and workplace sexual harassment.
July 14, 2020
All of [these] conversations are infinitely more interesting when treated seriously through the filter of Hart's comedic delivery. He and Cranston are a good team, and their chemistry is gratifying.
July 13, 2020
An enjoyable life-affirming movie that stays true to the heart of the original film, reiterating there's more to Hart's acting abilities than his Calamity Jane skit.
July 8, 2020
This is one of those pictures that you may watch during a flight or catch on TV while folding your laundry. It operates completely on the periphery and nothing more.
April 13, 2020
Director Neil Burger, for his part, moves the story along fairly briskly, refusing to let the film's schmaltziness weigh it down. This is nothing remarkable, but it could have been a lot worse.
January 10, 2020
I hope people can take the time to see it and I hope this can lead Kevin Hart to take more roles that aren't just silly little man child comedies, like he's built his career off of.
September 13, 2019
Does it work? No, not really... But Kevin Hart is good.
August 17, 2019
The Upside is a career best for Kevin Hart, and combined with the talents of Bryan Cranston, the two of them lift the film up above its standard story of an unlikely friendship to create a genuinely moving viewing experience.
June 2, 2019
This American remake retains many of the elements that made the original such a smash and, as such, proves to be no better or worse than its mildly engaging predecessor.
May 23, 2019
A really long messy story that overstays its welcome. While some humor works, it should have committed to being a pure drama or a comedy.
May 3, 2019
As the paint-by-numbers plot progresses -- over two very long hours -- the treacle thickens and it becomes clear that each of them is slowly going to learn from and be redeemed by the others.
April 30, 2019
For much of the film, Hart seems to be preforming in a different film altogether than the rest of the cast.
April 19, 2019
The Upside holds itself together due to the chemistry of its leads. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 5, 2019
What is unfortunate is the contrivance of this story. Hartmere and Burger use the tired convention of starting the film with the resolution of their relationship and then rewind six months to follow the progression.
March 13, 2019
'The Upside' uplifts its audience.
March 4, 2019
This is a different look for him, and I'm fine with what he does, stepping in to a dramatic role. I have issues with this film because it wants to play off that "inspired by a true film" a bit too much.
March 1, 2019
The Upside has many regrets and much suffering, from more characters than usual. And maybe it's because, miraculously, the film is better than its cinematic profiling.
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