Up There
Up There (2012)

Martin (deceased) is stuck in a dead-end job, welcoming the newly departed into the afterlife. All he dreams of is going 'Up There'. But his plans are thrown into disarray when he has to team up with the relentlessly chirpy Rash and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Cath Clarke
Time Out

There's plenty to enjoy in the absurd quirkiness of 'Up There' but, as an elongated adaptation of Salim's own short film, its pleasures do start to wear thin.

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Paul Gallagher
The List

It is no surprise to learn that this is an expanded version of a short film, as it ultimately feels like a simple, solid idea that's been stretched thin.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[A] bleakly bitter and super sly black comedy... Burn Gorman is poignant and very funny, in the driest sort of way...

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M. Faust

One of the best Scottish comedies since the heyday of Bill Forsyth.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

It runs out of steam very early on but should be compulsory viewing for would-be suicide bombers who think they're going to be living in a paradise populated by beautiful virgins.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

Quirky and original, Up There feels more like an East German comedy from the Sixties than anything typically British but that is a big part of its charm.

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Zam Salim's wry, dry dramedy envisions purgatory as a grindingly slow bureaucracy.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

I had the nagging sense it might have been better as a short. Lo and behold, it turns out to have been one ...

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

It's thoroughly original, which nowadays counts for a lot.

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