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1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Twelve people, documented every seven years since they were each 7 years old, discuss how their lives have changed since their last interview.

Cast: Bruce Balden , Jacqueline Bassett , Symon Basterfield , Andrew Brackfield , John Brisby ,

Director: Michael Apted

Genres: Documentary

49 Up (2005)

Release Date: January 1st, 2005|1 hr. 30 min.

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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Taken as a whole, these films constitute one of the greatest uses of cinema a documentary filmmaker has ever devised. Like the other films in the series, 49 Up is alternately touching and mundane, part soap opera, part reality show and part anthropological study. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    One of the best things about Michael Apted's uniquely ambitious and continuing documentary series on the lives of a group of British schoolchildren is that you don't have to have seen the last one to enjoy the next. show more

  • 90
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Michael Apted's landmark films documenting the lives of a disparate group of Brits in seven-year intervals have always been fascinating from a sociological perspective. But the latest installment proves that they are undeniably brilliant cinematically as well. show more

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