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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: Action, Science fiction, Horror

Production Co: Automatik Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, Goalpost Pictures

Distributors: BH Tilt

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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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