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8.6

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86

Universal acclaim - based on 22 Critics

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  1. 88
    42 Up is filled with truth and poignancy as these people reflect on their first half of their lives, their goals, ambitions, and how they, for the most part, succeeded in reinventing them.
  2. This is an amazing record of a group of lives -- and probably more resonant than anyone could have imagined when the project began.
  3. A living artifact that does what movies do best: exist in time.