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The Upside Reviews

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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 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 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
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 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 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
January 17, 2019
Kevin Hart's huge number of fans may push this film to early box-office success but eventually they are likely to toss it into the untouchable pile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 17, 2019
Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston make an engaging english language remake of The Intouchables about as good as you can expect, even if there is no other real reason for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 16, 2019
Regardless of how it compares to its French predecessor, The Upside is a highly watchable film.
January 15, 2019
Hart actually shows some heart here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 14, 2019
It might be better fit for a TV movie of the week than something widely theatrical but there's still something satisfying in seeing it.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 14, 2019
The Upside is fairly superficial, but warm enough for the studio dumping ground known as January. One could do a lot worse.
January 14, 2019
Forced to work strictly from the neck up, Cranston is just the right amount of gruff; Hart, aside from a deeply unnecessary catheter scene, gives a gratifyingly prickly and vulnerable performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 12, 2019
"The Intouchables" is a masterpiece; "The Upside" which is the American version is a very good movie. Hart surprises with his range, and Cranston as always delivers the goods.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 12, 2019
You won't find any surprises, but then again at least The Upside tries to establish itself as its own separate body of schmaltzy cinema ready for mass intake.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 12, 2019
The Upside works for many of the same reasons that The Intouchables worked but, like any echo, it's neither as loud nor as powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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