100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Part of the appeal of Topsy-Turvy is its generosity about human folly and shortcomings. Its wistfulness is very touching.
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A triumph.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Some movies delight you. Some stimulate and provoke. Some enlighten and inform. And some simply hand you a rousing good time-- does all of that and more.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Topsy-Turvy reminds us that, in any age, creative expression is at once the most personal and most communal of enterprises.
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100

USA Today

By Mike Clark
One of the year's best movies and certainly its most delightful screen surprise.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It is one of the year's best films.
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The year's most beguilling and touching surprise. Bravo.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A hive of broad, brilliant performances.
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81

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
Topsy-Turvy is flawless, borne along by a savagely witty screenplay that Leigh directs like the gears of a clock.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
In the end, it's the snatches of music, mangled as it is, and the mechanics of staging it, in the absence of Leigh's usual raw, urgent psychic collisions, that keep Topsy-Turvy from seeming merely a gorgeous wax museum.
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90 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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