Upside Down
Upside Down (2013)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 15, 2013
DVD Release Date: June 18, 2013
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: In spite of its wonderfully unusual premise and talented cast, Upside Down fails to offer much in the way of compelling drama to anchor its admittedly dazzling visuals.

James Adams
Globe and Mail

Soon enough the worlds of Up Top and Down Below feel like distractions, CGI Potemkin villages.

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Peter Sobczynski
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Kari Belsheim
Bust Magazine

[Upside Down] a designer's dream, but the dialogue is forced and the film is dependent on its aesthetic value.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

A Romeo and Juliet story for the age of CGI overkill, Upside Down zigs where it should zag and dulls where it should dazzle.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

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.

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Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

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.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Absent any emotional grounding, the film is a gorgeous, sterile construction, like a dream city unoccupied by humans.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

"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."

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Anton Bitel
Sight and Sound

The problem is that the physics here are patently ridiculous, and there is likewise no viable chemistry between stars Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Really interesting premise, which makes for a lot of great visuals. Sadly, the logic behind that premise is lacking and the plot is merely a rehash of the usual… More
Greg S
Two planets, one rich and one poor, are situated so that they are stacked one above the other, with opposite gravities; a boy from the poor world… More
Carlos Magalh„es
It has dazzling visuals (despite the director's obsession with lens flares and a CGI that looks a bit artificial) and an idea that is pretty original and… More
Alex roy
Upside Down is a fairly unique Sci Fi film. The film is a romance movie, but I felt it wasn't overly cheesy and it kept me involved due to its plot. The… More
Wildaly M
The premise is good and the sci-fi element of it is interesting, too bad the romance doesn't really deliver.
KJ Proulx
Juan Solanas directs this very odd film, and his idea for the film receives an A for effort, but the script is very sloppily written and doesn't do the… More