• Upgrade (2018)

Upgrade

Release Date: June 1st, 2018

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure -- an artificial intelligence implant called STEM that will enhance his body. Now able to walk, Grey finds that he also has superhuman strength and agility -- skills he uses to seek revenge against the thugs who destroyed his life.

Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson, Christopher Kirby, Simon Maiden, Benedict Hardie, Melanie Vallejo, Richard Cawthorne

Director: Leigh Whannell

Genres: Science fiction , Horror , Action

Production Co: Goalpost Pictures, Blumhouse Productions

Distributors: BH Tilt

Keywords: House , Wife , Quest , Revenge , Gripping , Doctor , Transformation , Car , 2010s , Dark , Office , Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Keith PhippsSlate

    Whannell commits to making a science fiction film plugged into the moment in which we’re living, and making grim projections of what might be around the corner. show more

  • 70
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Infusing its familiar dystopian sci-fi tropes with stylishly gonzo, low-budget filmmaking and inventive narrative flourishes, Upgrade proves far more entertaining than it has a right to be. show more

  • 60
    Kaitlyn TiffanyThe Verge

    The action sequences are electric; they’re grimy, choppy, and strange. But when the characters talk, the film stretches and slows to a banal cautionary tale, almost as if Whannell was making the movie as a homework assignment, having a ton of fun with the aesthetics and the fight scenes, then suddenly remembering he was supposed to incorporate some “themes.” show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Editing
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2018)
Nominated Best Hair and Makeup
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2018)
Nominated Best Visual Effects or Animation
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2018)
Nominated Best Sound
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2018)
Nominated Best Original Screenplay
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2018)
Nominated Best Production Design
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2018)
Nominated Best Original Music Score
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2018)