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Based on 21 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    All Upside Down has is its love story, which despite the undeniable appeal of Sturgess and Dunst, never ignites. So the movie is like a huge package, wrapped in gold leaf, but containing a 10-dollar toaster. Fine. It's a toaster. It works. It's not garbage. But who can pretend it's not a disappointment? show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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. Upside Down can be beguiling if you're willing to invert disbelief. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Its compelling conceit is immediately weighed down by leaden execution. show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    This head-scratcher boasts visual imagination to spare even as its logistical complexities and heavy-handed symbolism ultimately prove off-putting. show more

  • 88
    Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 75
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    Solanas’s daring takes the form of ambition. Upside Down has a visionary look that has affinities with everything from “Metropolis” to “Blade Runner” to “Children of Men.” Solanas has the temerity to split the screen horizontally in many shots. Usually, this works, though “Upside Down” is not recommended for anyone subject to visual dislocation. show more

  • 75
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    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. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Without a strong narrative engine, Upside Down ends up exactly where it shouldn't go: sideways. show more

  • 50
    James Adams The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Upside Down is no more than one big-budget, gussied-up fairy tale – a topsy-turvy Romeo and Juliet. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Argentine writer-director Juan Solanas’ fantasy romance Upside Down is such a gorgeous wreck that I could almost sense Terry Gilliam somewhere muttering, “Wait a minute, I should have been the one to screw up this idea.” show more

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