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Up and Down (Horem Pádem) (Loop the Loop) Reviews

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June 14, 2008
An ambitious premise that only just falls short of genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 30, 2006
This densely textured film by the writer-director team responsible for the sublime wartime drama Divided We Fall (2000) displays the same giddy blend of realist drama and bleak humour in the fine absurdist tradition.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 21, 2006
When you understand its message, the film takes on a different level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 3, 2006
Forget Crash. This vivisection of race and class, set in the Czech Republic, offers no easy redemption, if any.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 25, 2005
A sprawling comedy-drama that actually tries to say something -- not just about its characters, but about the Czech Republic and what it's turned into since becoming a capitalistic society.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 24, 2005
[A] fascinating but disjointed portrait of strained family relations in the modern Czech Republic.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 22, 2005
Hrebejk suggests, through this tragi-comic film, that while things are rough now, they've got to get better. I mean, they can't get much worse, can they?
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 11, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 8, 2005
Hrebejk's stylish direction and perfectly chosen cast make what might otherwise have been a depressing tale of post-perestroika working class woes into a melancholy, comedic riff on what it means to be European these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 29, 2005
For an engrossing, funny, sad, cautiously hopeful portrait of post-Soviet life in Eastern Europe, look no further than Up and Down.
April 28, 2005
The movie asks us to see these people as humans and to forgive them for being human and doing to each other what humans beings do to each other. It's a deeply humane film.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 28, 2005
Serious stuff, to be sure, but hilarious touches abound.
April 28, 2005
The suspense of watching the storylines weave together (and occasionally butt heads) like a Czech-language "Short Cuts" makes for a compelling and darkly funny film.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
April 22, 2005
A dryly scathing examination of life after communism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 22, 2005
It manages the neat trick of being both charming and bilious, and its tart points about racism translate excellently into English.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 15, 2005
Hrebejk's post-Soviet Czech Republic is more than a little like the American South, a conquered territory rife with old wounds and fresh indignities.
Read More | Original Score: A
April 14, 2005
Hrebejk deftly brings the stories together, and does so without delving into sentimentality.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 7, 2005
An excellent piece of work: Just don't expect a rollicking farce
April 2, 2005
Hĝebejk claims inspiration from the likes of Mike Leigh and Woody Allen, and that can be seen in the surety of the characters, brought to life by an able cast that includes former Czech president Václav Havel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 31, 2005
An accomplished film that uses dark humor to leaven its serious topics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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