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Upside Down Reviews

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Dave White
March 25, 2013
What if I told you that the film also includes scenes of upward urination and consumption of flying pink pancakes? Now will you help it break the $30,000 [box office] mark?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Peter Sobczynski
Chicago Sun-Times
March 15, 2013
Simply put, this is one of the craziest films to come along in a while and I can confidently say that anyone who sees it will either hail it is some kind of crackpot masterpiece or dismiss it as one of the silliest damn things they've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Levin
March 15, 2013
Director Juan Solanas has produced such an immense cinematic vision that the flaws ultimately don't matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Witney Seibold
March 14, 2013
'Upside Down,' in terms of its visuals, is gorgeous and clever and creative.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Nell Minow
March 14, 2013
A work of bracingly singular imagination that is sheer visual pleasure, with some mind-bending ideas and a deeply romantic sensibility.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
March 14, 2013
Just enjoy its dazzling visuals, dream-like inventiveness and lush romanticism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dustin Putman
March 14, 2013
An imperfect but perfectly gorgeous experience, a motion picture of quite literal cosmic enlightenment with the creativity and gall to put most run-of-the-mill movie releases to shame.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
March 14, 2013
At a time when so many movies look alike, and studio productions sometimes look aggressively ugly, here's a quirky vision at the intersection of sci-fi and romance.
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
March 14, 2013
"Upside Down" gives you four movies for the price of one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Sci-Fi Movie Page
March 14, 2013
What is expected of the viewer is simply to swallow the material whole and focus on the love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know
March 13, 2013
Juan Diego Solanas directs a film that's like nothing I've ever seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
March 13, 2013
True originality is so rare that it's a treat to welcome a movie as completely different and provocative as Upside Down. It's unlike anything you have ever seen.
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
March 12, 2013
Upside Down may be flawed, yet it is a stunningly original work. Give me that over a typical cinematic romance any day.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
August 19, 2014
An otherworldly framework in which the rules exist to separate the classes until Romeo & Juliet come along to break them with the gravity of romance. If only.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Anton Bitel
Sight and Sound
May 26, 2014
The problem is that the physics here are patently ridiculous, and there is likewise no viable chemistry between stars Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst.
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered
June 25, 2013
Upside Down is an interesting mess - coming across mostly as a visual disaster with big dreams and aspirations that never quite pan out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
May 3, 2013
A movie that will surely wow audiences with its awesome visuals but floor them with its terrible storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jay Stone
April 26, 2013
Dunst, a veteran of the famous upside-down Spider-Man kiss, may be used to this, but viewers of the fantasy romance Upside Down may have the dizzy feeling of blood rushing to their heads. What is going on here and, furthermore, why?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Adams
Globe and Mail
April 26, 2013
Soon enough the worlds of Up Top and Down Below feel like distractions, CGI Potemkin villages.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
April 25, 2013
There is little consistency. As a creator, you cannot tell us one thing and have characters do another without consequence. Upside Down is plagued with those problems, at least in small ways. It is frustrating for the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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