The Upside Reviews

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January 20, 2019
The Upside adds itself to a long list of films that Hollywood remakes and fails to emulate. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 19, 2019
Oh, and this time there's also a lover's quarrel of sorts to goose the film over two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 18, 2019
An easy paycheque for its three stars and an afterthought for those behind the camera, The Upside is a blank nonentity - objectionable in its regard for race, class, disability and good taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 17, 2019
The Upside to this movie is that you saw the best parts in the trailer
January 17, 2019
Kevin Hart's huge number of fans may push this film to early box-office success but eventually they are likely to toss it into the untouchable pile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 17, 2019
For the most part, [Hart] is more subdued than usual and aiming to hit deeper notes - call it Hart-felt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 17, 2019
Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston make an engaging english language remake of The Intouchables about as good as you can expect, even if there is no other real reason for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 16, 2019
What this manages to do is to accentuate all the things that were wrong with the original.
January 16, 2019
Regardless of how it compares to its French predecessor, The Upside is a highly watchable film.
January 16, 2019
While Hart and Cranston produce a few sincere moments, Hartmere's script fails to build a strong enough emotional tie between the two to make audiences believe their friendship means much to either of them.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 15, 2019
Hart actually shows some heart here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 15, 2019
It's a struggle to find the bright side to this rather hackneyed film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 14, 2019
It might be better fit for a TV movie of the week than something widely theatrical but there's still something satisfying in seeing it.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 14, 2019
A blob of unflavored Jell-O that you're supposed to find delicious just because it went through the motions.
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 14, 2019
The leads are good and good together. But despite a long run time, other issues are not developed in what is very much a remake and not a reworking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 14, 2019
The Upside is fairly superficial, but warm enough for the studio dumping ground known as January. One could do a lot worse.
January 14, 2019
Forced to work strictly from the neck up, Cranston is just the right amount of gruff; Hart, aside from a deeply unnecessary catheter scene, gives a gratifyingly prickly and vulnerable performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 13, 2019
The Upside of this American remake lies in the charm and chemistry between Hart and Cranston. The downside is that it's way too familiar in its narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 13, 2019
Hart scored major box-office successes with "Jumanji," "Ride Along" and "Central Intelligence." But this time his talents are underserved by a script that fails to generate the same manic humor and heart that have become his trademark.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 13, 2019
Everyone involved will be fine, but the sooner we all move on from this, the better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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