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Upgrade (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Like its augmented protagonist, Upgrade's old-fashioned innards get a high-tech boost -- one made even more powerful thanks to sharp humor and a solidly well-told story.

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After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall Green, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, PROMETHEUS) is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will "upgrade" his body. The cure - an Artificial Intelligence implant called STEM - gives Grey physical abilities beyond anything experienced and the ability to relentlessly claim vengeance against those who murdered his wife and left him for dead.

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Cast

Alfredo Araoz
as Camara TV
Armando Jerez
as Sonidista TV
Astrid Jones
as Lugarteniente
Rafa Rojas-Díez
as Piloto Onu
Rafa Rojas
as Diez-Piloto Onu
Yael Belicha
as Cooperante Ong
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Upgrade is a brutish, efficient and well-executed slice of cyberpunk action-horror with a silly streak.

June 29, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Writer/director Leigh Whannell gives us a glimpse of the near-future and it's both fascinating and terrifying.

June 28, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Upgrade only wants to have great, gory fun.

June 28, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Upgrade's smooth turn into intellectual provocation may be the most surprising thing about it.

June 15, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Whannell doesn't reprocess or reboot clichés; he depends on them and peddles them. As a director, he photographs his plot points and sees no moments between moments, conveys no sense of experiential continuity.

June 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Resistance is futile. High-grade grindhouse glee is your reward.

June 3, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Upgrade

28/08/2018 - A really good, original sci fi action film!

Peter Bond
Peter Bond

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One step further along the sci-fi trail in the woods from Blade Runner, Matrix, (and Prometheus), this looks at the possible outcome beyond plastic surgery, but physical modification through nanotechnology. Characterizations are a little undercooked beyond the main character but the film is still a great deal of fun and a worthy consideration for a weekend night.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

This is a film that has all the old school pulpy thrills that can easily be described as 'Robocop meets Death Wish'. It's low budget futuristic look and feel is literally comparable to both the likes of John Carpenter and Paul Verhoeven, even if the Melbourne filming is enough to confuse someone like me to appear as something else. Overall, it's still a competent dirty sci-fi action thriller that delivers on the goods of it's action and dramatic conflict that act as a real world satire/commentary of technology benefiting human lives and functions. Funnily enough the title itself is an almost play on the film itself, upgrading the old school thrills and chills with modern humour and smart plotting. Recommended for the most die-hard old school cult sci-fi fans.

Luke Eberhardt
Luke Eberhardt

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