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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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

An ambitious premise that only just falls short of genius.

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Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

A sprawling comedy-drama that actually tries to say something -- not just about its characters, but about the Czech Republic and what it's turned into since becoming a capitalistic society.

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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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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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Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune

[A] fascinating but disjointed portrait of strained family relations in the modern Czech Republic.

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.

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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Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Up and Down spends most of its time at the lower elevations.

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.