The Upside Reviews

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January 18, 2019
Excellent- worth watching again and again.
½ January 18, 2019
Great movie! Laughed so hard we cried.
January 18, 2019
I had fun. It was a very enjoyable movie.
January 18, 2019
This is an excellent movie with some very deep messages in it - Also very funny!
½ January 18, 2019
Very enjoyable. Best Kevin Hart movie
January 18, 2019
Pay no attention to the out of touch, snotty so-called movie critics who have no feeling for real movies in the hard edged times we live in. This is a NICE movie made for nice people to enjoy. Damm the torpedoes and the critics who would not know a nice movie if they saw one. What they like in a movie (sex, murder, vile language, etc.) is missing from this movie. See it and enjoy. It's worth every point of it's audience rating of 88%!
January 18, 2019
A really good movie, great acting by both Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranton and Nicole Kidman. The portrayed real people in a warm and humorous way.
January 18, 2019
If I had payed attention to the Tomatometer, I would have missed a great film. After a week of Brexit, bad weather and doom and gloom the world over, it was a welcome feel good film with lots of laughs. The actors were all excellent, the music was brilliant and I loved it.
January 18, 2019
kenin hart was hilariou!!! super funny endearing movie. highly reccomend it!!!
January 18, 2019
I wonder if any of these critics even go to the theater! It's a hit ! Just go and listen to the audience laugh. Good movie. Let's just enjoy it !!!
January 18, 2019
Very funny - and the film does a great job of pointing out all the things you take for granted and what it then looks like to care for someone else. Not perfect, but as someone who has been around people that needed extra assistance I thought it hit a lot of great moments.
January 18, 2019
Go see it! Awesome!
January 18, 2019
This movie is better than you would expect. Another prime example of critics missing the mark. Hart and Cranston are a great combo together
January 18, 2019
Awesome movie that makes you feel good!
½ January 17, 2019
This film made me Like Kevin Hart, he felt like a true Actor to Me! Bryan Cranston gave an excellent performance , I feel as if he has done remarkable as Walter white and continues to do even better in this movie. Although there's some flaws in the film story and romantic wise, It's easy to overlook well the actors who play these characters are so good and talented at what they do.
½ January 17, 2019
Although Kevin Hart was still comic relief, it was good to see him expanding his career towards more serious drama.
January 17, 2019
Kevin Hart and Brian Kranston are a match made in comedic heaven. Such good fun!
January 17, 2019
A warm lovely movie with lots of heart. Critics are so off base on this one. It was way better done than I expected.
½ January 17, 2019
Not sure what the critics didn't like - the audience loved it. I loved it. Funny, heart warming, well paced, good dialogue, great story.
January 17, 2019
The Upside is an apt title; for every negative ‚downside‚?, there is also a positive ‚upside‚? to counter it. For every lame joke, there‚(TM)s one that hits. For every forced emotion, there‚(TM)s genuine pathos around the corner. For each subpar performance, there‚(TM)s a Kidman or Cranston to carry the scene. And for all the saccharine levels of corn, there‚(TM)s an effective hit of sweetness stirred by the chemistry between characters. It‚(TM)s a substantially passable little film that just barely works in each way that it needs to.
Based on the true unusual pairing of a released convict (Hart) hired to care for a rich quadriplegic (Cranston), it‚(TM)s what we expect from adult-centric comedy-dramas, minus the use of cheap and ineffective montages that are such a crutch for most meet-cute friendship films. Instead, it takes time to slow down in multiple moments to let the characters and scenes really breathe. Cranston is expectedly good, but Hart surprises in a more subdued role than we normally see from him while still getting his moments to blow-up, recalling Seth Rogen‚(TM)s turn in 50/50. When it‚(TM)s funny, it‚(TM)s very funny (the catheter scene is a standout), while the ‚overcoming limitations‚? message and performances lead to a true affection for this odd couple.
The platitudes are lame and aplenty. The characters make unnatural leaps to fulfill what the script needs at each moment. The director employs suspect film tropes to no purpose (why do filmmakers insist framing their movies with a late-story scene at the beginning of their movie?). Still, genuine feel-good, crowd-pleaser movies are rare these days, so what the heck. Gimme the dowsides if they accompany comedy and heart this satisfying.
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