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.
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75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
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.
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75

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
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.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Without a strong narrative engine, Upside Down ends up exactly where it shouldn't go: sideways.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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?
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By James Adams
Upside Down is no more than one big-budget, gussied-up fairy tale – a topsy-turvy Romeo and Juliet.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
This head-scratcher boasts visual imagination to spare even as its logistical complexities and heavy-handed symbolism ultimately prove off-putting.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Upside Down is a very fancy piece of junk.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Its compelling conceit is immediately weighed down by leaden execution.
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43 out of 100
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