What Goes Up
What Goes Up (2009)

A period comedy set in the 1980s, Jonathan Glatzer's What Goes Up tells the poignant story of a morally challenged New York reporter who connects with a group of high school outcasts while in New Hampshire covering the story of Christa… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 16, 2009
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Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: What Goes Up squanders the charisma of Steve Coogan with a lazy screenplay, contrived plotting, and overall poor production.

Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

About as cruddy as a cruddy little indie can get, especially given a cast that should've known better.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

I never know quite what they were saying about heroism and then there are all these unanswered questions.

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

High school drama tale is too edgy for young teens.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The whole thing feels like a premeditated attempt at a Sundance sensation, a mix of cast members (and ideas) from Juno and Hamlet 2 spiced up with the now obligatory '80s references.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

The film really struggles to find its voice and to find purpose and meaning.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

O humor melancólico estabelecido pelo estreante Glatzer funciona na maior parte do tempo, sendo beneficiado ainda pela impecável performance de Coogan.

Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

Director and co-writer Jonathan Glatzer handles his talented cast well, and the movie is dark, droll and sentimental in roughly the correct proportions.

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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times

[Director] Glatzer aims to wring laughter out of this desperation but succeeds only in producing a series of contrived characters and situations that make The Breakfast Club look like an unfiltered documentary.

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

An epic dramedy of teenage angst that is too much drama and not enough comedy for Steve Coogan's good.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Curtis Lilly
Tries pretty hard to be weird, but a lot of the characters seemed pretty pointless and their actions unmerrited.