Upside Down
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Soon enough the worlds of Up Top and Down Below feel like distractions, CGI Potemkin villages."
‑ James Adams, Globe and Mail
"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."
‑ Peter Sobczynski, Chicago Sun-Times
"An otherworldly framework in which the rules exist to separate the classes until Romeo & Juliet come along to break them with the gravity of romance. If only."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"A movie that will surely wow audiences with its awesome visuals but floor them with its terrible storytelling."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"What begins as a grand concept full of unusual possibilities quickly succumbs to a frustrating mixture of pretentiousness and torpor in this threadbare narrative that unfolds in perpetual pursuit of memorable images over narrative sense."
‑ Brent Simon, Shared Darkness
"A Romeo and Juliet story for the age of CGI overkill, Upside Down zigs where it should zag and dulls where it should dazzle."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"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."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"The problem is that the physics here are patently ridiculous, and there is likewise no viable chemistry between stars Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst."
‑ Anton Bitel, Sight and Sound
"Dunst, a veteran of the famous upside-down Spider-Man kiss, may be used to this, but viewers of the fantasy romance Upside Down may have the dizzy feeling of blood rushing to their heads. What is going on here and, furthermore, why?"
‑ Jay Stone,
"The eye-rolling script is heavy-handed and emotionally distant, sort of like its intergalactic setting."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"Absent any emotional grounding, the film is a gorgeous, sterile construction, like a dream city unoccupied by humans."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
""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.""
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Upside Down is an interesting mess - coming across mostly as a visual disaster with big dreams and aspirations that never quite pan out."
‑ Jeremy Lebens, We Got This Covered
"There is little consistency. As a creator, you cannot tell us one thing and have characters do another without consequence. Upside Down is plagued with those problems, at least in small ways. It is frustrating for the viewer."
‑ Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies
"Riddled with cliches and eye-rollers, Upside Down is more down than upside."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Yahoo! Movies
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