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Upstream Color
7.6 out of 10

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Metacritic
1 December 2013
  • Summary: I think the most disturbing thing about this site is probably seen in the reaction to movies like this. I could see how this would be a divisive movie. It is not traditional, it feels long (even if it's only 90 minutes), it is oblique, etc.
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killingspree, Metacritic
19 November 2013
  • Summary: Anyone who rates this pretentious garbage above 0 is a brainwashed idiot. This movie is a huge waste of time with no character development, terrible acting, and annoying music and sound effects. DON'T EVEN BOTHER!
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Metacritic
10 November 2013
  • Summary: The film was visually stunning, the storytelling was very inventive, and the acting was superb. It was unlike any film I've ever seen before. It is definitely one of my favorite films of the year.
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Metacritic
27 October 2013
  • Summary: This movie has a lot of mixed reviews. The critics love it because of its esoteric nature, and a lot of viewers hate it for how difficult it is to sit through, how little dialogue there is, and the difficulty of interpretation.
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Gerbus, Metacritic
28 June 2013
  • Summary: This is an absolutely amazing movie. If you've seen and liked Primer, you'll like this too. The true greatness of the writing is evident when 45 minutes in, you're still wondering what's going on, and you haven't gotten bored.
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delusionn, Metacritic
9 June 2013
  • Summary: A dull non-narrative film that attempts to lure you into hidden depths which are shallow and unsatisfying. Plot threads are presented and abandoned. The characters are undeveloped, unsympathetic victims of a situation that neither they nor the audience understand.
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MarcDoyle, Metacritic
25 April 2013
  • Summary: A beautifully-shot, challenging ,and outstanding film. I'm going to check out Primer as soon as possible, and I'll try to catch this one again before it's theatrical run has concluded.
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Friskytiger81, Metacritic
16 April 2013
  • Summary: Yes, it's a polarizing film, 4 people walked out 30 mins in, but it's a worthy successor to Carruth's debut, "Primer" and one of the best films in this early year. This reminds me of "The Tree of Life" in how many reviews bloat a "head-scratching" plot. However, it's really not that difficult.
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netflic, Metacritic
14 April 2013
  • Summary: Sometimes I think the less movie critics understand a movie the higher their ratings will be. This movie just proves my point. There is nothing to understand yet the ratings are through the roof. If I had to measure a level of confusion in a movie I would give this movie 10 out of 10 as well.
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audiovision78, Metacritic
10 April 2013
  • Summary: The achievements of a filmmaker should not be measured by the amount of headscratching he is able to generate among his viewers, and yet this seems to be the criterium according to which most critics (with the laudably honest exception of Stephanie Zacharek) are willing to grant Carruth the benefit...
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