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  • Summary: Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. One of the most interesting film experiments ever. This time the group is 42, with eleven of the original fourteen still being documented.
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
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  1. This is an amazing record of a group of lives -- and probably more resonant than anyone could have imagined when the project began.
  2. Reviewed by: Phoebe Flowers
    100
    A truly great and deceptively simple work, redefining the power of film.
  3. 100
    This series should be sealed in a time capsule. It is on my list of the 10 greatest films of all time, and is a noble use of the medium.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    90
    Apted...has the storytelling skills to weave a powerful and poignant snapshot of some decent folks who have become, collectively, Britain's first family.
  5. The only film sequels in history that just keep getting better.
  6. Offers a welcome continuation of what has proven a fascinating journey both for the film's 11 subjects (three of the 14 opted out of the project this go-round) and its audience.
  7. It would be tempting to describe the Up movies as a miracle in the history of nonfiction filmmaking, if they didn't also represent one of the cinema's most singularly squandered opportunities.

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