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7.9 out of 10

Upstream Color

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Overall 10
Actors overall 10
Audio 10
Extras 7

Upstream Color (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
10 June 2013
  • Summary: Judge Jason Panella used to be more of a downstream kinda guy. Not any more!
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Movie overall 9

Upstream Color (2013)

7 May 2013
  • Conclusion: I'm tempted to say Carruth's ultimate point in Upstream Color is to show us that we're stronger together than separately, no matter how "alien" we may feel or whatever wounds we're trying to heal. That may be way too reductive for a film this intentionally provocative, but it probably suffices as well as any other generic answer to the all important question "What does this movie mean ?
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Overall 10

Upstream Color

AV Club
4 April 2013
  • Excerpt: When Shane Carruth came out of nowhere—nowhere being the suburbs of Dallas, Texas—to win the 2004 Grand Jury Prize at Sundance with his exceptionally frugal brainteaser Primer , the story of its making got ahead of its significant accomplishment. And it was a great story: In the face of a still-nascent digital revolution, well before the technology caught up with the impulse to shoot on video, Carruth rejected the cheaper format and shot Primer on 16mm for $7,000, a...
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