Which Way Is Up? (1977)

Which Way Is Up?




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Movie Info

In this ambitious and raunchy remake of Lina Wertmuller's satire, "The Seduction of Mimi," McKee plays a labor organizer and Pryor plays an orange picker, a lascivious older man and a philandering reverend.

Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Lina Wertmüller, Cecil M. Brown, Carl Gottlieb
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 21, 2002
Universal Pictures


as Leroy Jones / Rufus ...

as Vanetta

as Annie Mae

as Mr. Mann

as Sister Sarah

as Thelma

as Chuy Estrada

as The Boss

as Ramon Juarez

as Hooker

as Tour Guide

as Frankie

as Errand Boy

as Angel

as Photographer

as Photographer

as Receptionist

as Man at Picnic

as Man at Picnic

as Congregation Girl

as Congregation Girl

as Congregation Girl

as Congregation Girl

as Harry

as Inspector

as Chief Goon

as White Boss

as Reporter

as Cripple

as Ms. Collins

as Flunky
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Critic Reviews for Which Way Is Up?

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Clunky 1977 Richard Pryor comedy really looks dated now.

April 8, 2008

Pryor should have stuck with concert films.

August 13, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Should have stayed in the vault.

Full Review… | July 12, 2002
Movie Habit

As unfunny as it gets. Worse, it's misogynist and an embarrassment to the race.

Full Review… | May 23, 2002
Apollo Guide

An embarrassing Being There conceit married to blaxploitation and unionization.

Full Review… | May 20, 2002
Film Freak Central

Audience Reviews for Which Way Is Up?

This movie is hilarious, and the story outrageous, I really liked it, Pryor plays a bunch of characters which makes it even funnier.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Hilarious as hell. A Richard Pryor classic mention to be seen.

Mister Caple

Super Reviewer

This movie showcased Pryors comedic acting prowess. He kept me rivited with the onslaught of funni"isms"

The father was the show stealer

William Townley

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