The Upside Reviews

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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
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
Regardless of how it compares to its French predecessor, The Upside is a highly watchable film.
January 15, 2019
Hart actually shows some heart here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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 12, 2019
"The Intouchables" is a masterpiece; "The Upside" which is the American version is a very good movie. Hart surprises with his range, and Cranston as always delivers the goods.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 12, 2019
You won't find any surprises, but then again at least The Upside tries to establish itself as its own separate body of schmaltzy cinema ready for mass intake.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 12, 2019
The Upside works for many of the same reasons that The Intouchables worked but, like any echo, it's neither as loud nor as powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 12, 2019
Hart and Cranston play off each other nicely, and the movie works to the extent it does because they work so well together.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 11, 2019
A pleasant, uplifting picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 11, 2019
The Upside goes light and hopeful, in the way Hollywood usually chooses to go, but it doesn't feel entirely real, despite the brilliant performances from the entire cast. Including Kevin Hart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 11, 2019
The movie is pure Hollywood schmaltz but I - who normally don't like Kevin Hart at all - was so impressed with his dramatic chops that I am going to recommend The Upside.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 11, 2019
A delightfully charming and oftentimes hilarious little film
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 11, 2019
Two very different worlds collide in the odd coupling of "The Upside," and, no surprise, the result is understanding and friendship. Despite this familiarity, "Upside" works.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 11, 2019
Cranston and Hart are surprisingly good together. Their chemistry goes a long way to making up for the many implausibilities in the story and the presence of several extraneous subplots.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 11, 2019
The emotional manipulation is sometimes heavy-handed...but the interaction between the two leads will appeal to a very broad audience. The film's not a classic, but you'll probably feel better when you leave the theater than when you came in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 11, 2019
Even if you haven't seen The Intouchables, you have a pretty good idea where the drama is headed. Still, The Upside nonetheless does an amiable job of taking you there, thanks to hard work by the two leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 11, 2019
Despite its obvious faults, it's a crowd-pleasing, feel-good film.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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