Up and Down (Horem Pádem) (Loop the Loop)
Up and Down (Horem Pádem) (Loop the Loop) (2004)

The often uncomfortable bonds of family intersect with the wary political and social allegiances of the Czech Republic following the collapse of the U.S.S.R. and the end of Soviet occupation in this drama from director Jan Hrebejk and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 16, 2004
DVD Release Date: July 19, 2005
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A tragi-comic exploration of the universal search for stability in post-Communist Prague.

Marta Barber
Miami Herald

When you understand its message, the film takes on a different level.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Serious stuff, to be sure, but hilarious touches abound.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

An ambitious premise that only just falls short of genius.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

For an engrossing, funny, sad, cautiously hopeful portrait of post-Soviet life in Eastern Europe, look no further than Up and Down.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

It manages the neat trick of being both charming and bilious, and its tart points about racism translate excellently into English.

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Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald

This densely textured film by the writer-director team responsible for the sublime wartime drama Divided We Fall (2000) displays the same giddy blend of realist drama and bleak humour in the fine absurdist tradition.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

The movie asks us to see these people as humans and to forgive them for being human and doing to each other what humans beings do to each other. It's a deeply humane film.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Hřebejk claims inspiration from the likes of Mike Leigh and Woody Allen, and that can be seen in the surety of the characters, brought to life by an able cast that includes former Czech president Václav Havel.

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Kent Turner

Forget Crash. This vivisection of race and class, set in the Czech Republic, offers no easy redemption, if any.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic][color=green]"Up and Down" is a movie from the Czech Republic which starts out with two truck drivers smuggling a group of… More
Sarah Prisbylla
A very interesting film based on dysfunction and racial tension. I also enjoyed the acting very much. It was a very serious story, but had humor and jokes… More
FanGirl Browncoat
Really solid film with a great version of the 'inter-twining storyline' genre.