Up and Down

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

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  • Summary: In the dead of the night, near the Czech-Slovak border, two smugglers discover their truckload of illegal Indian immigrants have left a baby behind. (Sony Pictures Classics)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Always hard-hitting and often grimly, revealingly satirical.
  2. 90
    A powerful Czech drama with comic flourishes.
  3. 88
    All of these folks are damaged souls, trying their best to find purpose and forgiveness.
  4. Provocative and entertaining.
  5. Absurdity and poignancy merge in the carefully observed Czech film Up and Down.
  6. 75
    An accomplished film that uses dark humor to leaven its serious topics.
  7. The screenplay is chock-full of political and social observation tarnished by uneven ­acting and editing. The clumsy humor doesn't translate well.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. MarcK.
    Dec 6, 2005
    6
    The very high MetaCritic rating led me to believe this would be a much better film than it turned out to be. Also, while this movie may have The very high MetaCritic rating led me to believe this would be a much better film than it turned out to be. Also, while this movie may have had comedic moments, I certainly wouldn't have classified it as a comedy. It is definitely more substantive and thought-provoking. It's just not all that spectacular. Collapse

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