The Upside

The Upside

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The Upside

Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman star in Limitless director Neil Burger's take on the French classic, The Intouchables.

Phillip Lacasse (Cranston), a Park Avenue billionaire left paralysed after a hang-gliding accident forms an unlikely friendship with recently paroled ex-con Dell Scott (Hart), a man in need of a job and a fresh start. As they get to know each other, Phillip and Dell bridge their differences and gain invaluable wisdom in the process, renewing each other's joie de vivre.

2019Rating: M, Offensive language126 minsUSA
ComedyDrama
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

So little has been done to update or refresh "The Intouchables" for American culture or a new audience that "The Upside" has no integrity as a separate piece of work.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The suggestion - even in a crowd-pleasing comedy - that America's racial divides can be bridged by Pavarotti and a joint is downright Stone Age.

2.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Jon Hartmere's script has genuinely funny moments and is blessedly short on crassness: even a scene involving catheters and colon hygiene is less cringey than you might expect.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Boasts funny, powerful performances, but can’t escape its racial subtext.

3.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

The central odd-couple characters effectively utilise both the comic skills and dramatic abilities of Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart, whose affectionate chemistry provides a large part of the film's appeal.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"The Upside" was probably never going to be a good movie, but it needn't have been such an unfortunate, spectacularly ill-timed one, the victim of circumstances it ultimately has neither the wit nor the imagination to transcend.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

There's something so disarming about Phillip and Dell's relationship that you're gradually sucked into it without asking too many questions.

0
Variety

Variety

press

So little has been done to update or refresh "The Intouchables" for American culture or a new audience that "The Upside" has no integrity as a separate piece of work.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The suggestion - even in a crowd-pleasing comedy - that America's racial divides can be bridged by Pavarotti and a joint is downright Stone Age.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Jon Hartmere's script has genuinely funny moments and is blessedly short on crassness: even a scene involving catheters and colon hygiene is less cringey than you might expect.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Boasts funny, powerful performances, but can’t escape its racial subtext.

3.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

The central odd-couple characters effectively utilise both the comic skills and dramatic abilities of Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart, whose affectionate chemistry provides a large part of the film's appeal.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"The Upside" was probably never going to be a good movie, but it needn't have been such an unfortunate, spectacularly ill-timed one, the victim of circumstances it ultimately has neither the wit nor the imagination to transcend.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

There's something so disarming about Phillip and Dell's relationship that you're gradually sucked into it without asking too many questions.

0

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