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The Upside Reviews

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February 21, 2019
This is not much more than a light crowdpleaser, but when you've got two powerhouse performers like this it is very difficult not to find oneself at least temporarily charmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 17, 2019
I can't exactly recommend you take a chance with this one. Why? Well, because you have seen it all before, and probably done better.
February 7, 2019
The Upside delivers pretty much what it says on the box - a solid buddy movie laced with equal parts drama and comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2019
The Upside is two hours of feel-good cinema that you'll probably forget about as soon as you leave the theatre and get hit by reality again, but it's worth the watch.
February 7, 2019
The most optimistic answer would be that after decades of overuse we're beginning to grow weary of such racist caricatures. Let's hope that's true.
February 7, 2019
The Upside has all the elements of a heartwarming film and sometimes arranges them in compelling ways, but the film overall lacks warmth for its characters or passion for its plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 3, 2019
The laughs were in far more abundance than I anticipated, and all of that fun came alongside a story that moved me with honest performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.0/10
February 3, 2019
This is a movie filled with a painfully obvious story and manufactured mawkish moments. It's doesn't just pluck our heartstrings, it thrashes a power cord
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 2, 2019
Director Burger keeps the story flowing nicely, hitting all of the right emotional notes. A fine way to enter the new year!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 2, 2019
At the end of the day, The Upside will leave you feeling great about life. If you have bucket list, you better get started on it...like yesterday. Life can change in an instant and The Upside will remind you to leave no stone unturned.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 1, 2019
There are positives in The Upside, but not enough to outweigh the negatives.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 31, 2019
The Upside follows a formulaic approach and relies heavily on low emotional blows that seek immediate empathy but lack subtlety. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 31, 2019
They're able to change faces, locations and cities, but the story is still more or less the same. And the truth is that on all three occasions, the [film's] goal to entertain and amuse is achieved. [Full review in Spanish]
January 30, 2019
This Hollywood remake doesn't even try to stand a millimeter apart from the formula of the successful French original. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 29, 2019
The film flows well and leaves a pleasant sensation despite the fact that it treads over predictable storylines. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 26, 2019
...the unmatchable chemistry between Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart saves this film. I would even go so far as to say that they elevate it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 25, 2019
Its sins are somewhat mitigated by handsome production design and winning chemistry between Cranston and Hart. But there's nothing particularly memorable about the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 25, 2019
A barely legible assemblage of incidents that only somewhat resemble a story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 23, 2019
The nagging feeling of its antiquated undertones hovers over the movie, but when it's good, it's rather good indeed - thanks to the sharp chemistry of Hart and Cranston.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
January 23, 2019
This is definitely one of [Hart's] stronger films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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