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37 Ratings

The Upside

Directed by Neil Burger
United States, 2017
Comedy, Drama


A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy paraplegic and a unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him.

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The Upside Directed by Neil Burger
The leads aren’t just charismatic, but nuanced as well; Cranston makes sure not to let his character’s self-pity and physical helplessness define who he is, while Hart brings sly intelligence to what might have been a cliche role.
January 17, 2019
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A warm vibe between the two men goes a long way toward sweetening the sap and contrivances.
January 10, 2019
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Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless) directs in a style of uneasy, unassured hackery, lighting up only in a few comic moments.
January 10, 2019
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