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What Goes Up

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Comedy

Release Date :

May 29, 2009 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Jonathan Glatzer

Starring :

Steve Coogan, Hilary Duff, Molly Shannon, Olivia Thirlby, Josh Peck, Molly Price, Max Hoffman, Patrick Gilmore

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

1.5 of 5

“..What a baffling film this is..”
by Jesse Hassenger [Filmcritic.com]
0.5 of 4

“..so thoroughly pretentious..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
Review rate : C+

“..an ill-conceived time-waster at best..”
by Noel Murray [Onion AV Club]
Review rate : D

“..an especially loathsome case of entropy..”
by Cole Smithey [ColeSmithey.com]
“..a turgid mess of a film..”
by Ethan Alter [Film Journal International]
“..a pointless and pretentious drama..”
by Brian Lowry [Variety]
“..a muddle of moods and intentions..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
Reviewed by Vadim Rizov [Village Voice]

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THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]

FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

A LA MALA :

“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]

THE HUNTING GROUND :

“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

OUT OF THE DARK :

“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

THE SALVATION :

“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]

EVERLY :

“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

'71 :

“..the hard-charging debut feature from TV director Yann Demange, makes us live every vivid, violent moment with him, the threat of death lurking at every turn..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]

BLUEBIRD :

“..undoubtedly a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]

THE LAZARUS EFFECT :

“..still, "The Lazarus Effect," clocking in at a brief 86 minutes, doesn't go far enough, isn't scary enough and has mad scientists who just aren't mad enough..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]