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Upside Down

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hour 48 minutes (108 minutes)

Rated PG-13 for some violence.

Genres: Drama, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy

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2.5 out of 5

Upside Down Review

What's Good:
Inventive plot, some sequences you might not have yet seen in a hollywood movie.
What's Bad:
Lacks on the story part -- at the end you feel like its hollow somewhere.
Verdict:
Upside Down is a experimental plot which the audience may like or otherwise.
Watch or Not:
Watch it if you're bored of conventional sci-fi movies and want something new.

Audience Ratings for Upside Down

46.0%
27 Ratings
1 2 3 4 5
hate it don't like it it's ok it's good it's great

Plot Summary

Ever since Adam (Jim Sturgess) and Eden (Kirsten Dunst) fell in love as teens, their bond has faced astronomical odds. The pair are separated not just by social class and a political system bent on keeping them apart, but also by a freak planetary condition: they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions-he on the poverty-stricken planet below, she on the wealthy, exploitative world above. Their budding but illicit romance screeches to a tragic halt when interplanetary-border patrol agents catch them and Eden suffers an apparently fatal fall. But when, ten years later, Adam learns she is alive and working at a vast corporation whose towering headquarters connects their planets, he sets out on a dangerous quest to infiltrate the company and the upper world to reconnect with her. UPSIDE DOWN is a visually stunning romantic adventure that poses the question: what if love was stronger than gravity?(c) Millenium

Critics Reviews for Upside Down

29 Critics like this movie.
Reviews Counted: 17 | Positive Review: 5 | Negative Review: 12 | Average Rating: 2.7/5

Absent any emotional grounding, the film is a gorgeous, sterile construction, like a dream city unoccupied by humans.

March 15, 2013 Full Review
Richard Corliss
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Simply put, 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.
Critic Score: 3.5/4

March 15, 2013 Full Review
Peter Sobczynski
Chicago Sun-Times

It doesn't really develop its story, or its themes. It doesn't truly draw out its characters. It evokes no serious emotions. It has - in the end - no gravity.
Critic Score: 2/4

March 15, 2013 Full Review
Stephen Whitty
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

"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."
Critic Score: 1.5/4

March 15, 2013 Full Review
Kyle Smith
Kyle Smith
New York Post

"Upside Down" paints a pretty picture, as long as you don't think about it too much.
Critic Score: 2/4

March 15, 2013 Full Review
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

The only problem is that, after creating the most wonderful fantastic frame, "Upside Down" doesn't devise a picture worthy of it.
Critic Score: 2/4

March 14, 2013 Full Review
Mick LaSalle
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The novelty of the idea, which suggests a less elegant offshoot of M. C. Escher drawings, quickly wears thin. The production design is too busy, and the film's desaturated palette is forbiddingly austere.
Critic Score: 2/5

March 14, 2013 Full Review
Stephen Holden
New York Times

Just enjoy its dazzling visuals, dream-like inventiveness and lush romanticism.
Critic Score: 3.5/5

March 14, 2013 Full Review
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

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.

March 14, 2013 Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Despite its undeniably clever conceit and visuals, this love story set in twin worlds remains earthbound.

March 14, 2013 Full Review
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Timothy Spall enlivens this as a crafty engineer in the corporation where Dunst and Sturgess work, but they're all just props in a dream whose logic hasn't been quite worked out.

March 14, 2013 Full Review
J. R. Jones
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Though "Upside Down" starts with a strong idea, its compelling conceit is immediately weighed down by leaden execution.
Critic Score: 2/5

March 14, 2013 Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

"Upside Down" gives you four movies for the price of one.
Critic Score: 3/4

March 14, 2013 Full Review
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

Is the film something to look at? Yes. "Upside Down" is something to look at. But that's not enough for a full-length, full-bodied, romance.
Critic Score: 2/4

March 14, 2013 Full Review
Michael Phillips
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Upside Down is a very fancy piece of junk.
Critic Score: C-

March 13, 2013 Full Review
Owen Gleiberman
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

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.

March 13, 2013 Full Review
Rex Reed
New York Observer

Dunst is radiant, as always, though it's radiance with depth: She's not just your average dream girl; she's gravity's rainbow. But there just isn't enough of her.

March 12, 2013 Full Review
Stephanie Zacharek
Village Voice

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