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63 Up Reviews

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March 2, 2020
With each installment, and each passing seven-year period, I find myself growing more attached to these people, and less prepared to say goodbye.
February 22, 2020
Watching 63 Up as a stand-alone endeavor may not seem remarkable. In fact, it may even be a little boring. But watching it as part of the larger picture imbues it with immediacy and power.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 21, 2020
In the span of a minute, we see a hopeful young boy grow into a disaffected young man, then into a mellowed older man. It's impossible not think of ourselves, our parents and our children, and how quickly life happens to us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 20, 2020
There is a touching universality to these life stories, which at this point have a lulling near-sameness...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 6, 2020
With 63 Up, the quiet wonder of simply executing such a project reigns -- the potentially mundane resonates profoundly when watching a human life arc or veer before your eyes.
January 28, 2020
At first glance, 21 Up played as somewhat of a novelty. That was over forty years ago. Today, it stands as one of cinema's greatest achievements, a use of the medium that's at once blatantly logical and profoundly affecting.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 24, 2020
There can never be an unimportant chapter in the lives of real human beings. For that reason, the new 63 Up demands watching just as much as any of the previous eight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.25/5
January 23, 2020
This film and its predecessors are a mirror to all.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 23, 2020
Though no one perspective is universal, 63 Up's remains admirably considered, sweeping, and reflective, which is all just as it should be. It's less an elegy than an ode to life.
January 21, 2020
As a whole the 'Up' series is truly an extraordinary cinematic accomplishment...As befits the age of the principals, this installment feels more leisurely and autumnal than earlier ones, but that certainly doesn't make it any less affecting.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 16, 2020
The 7 Up series is uplifting, devastating, profound...and it will leave viewers filled with admiration and awe for these creatures we call human beings.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 15, 2020
With so many backstories to fill in, the movie runs to nearly three hours, yet it's an invaluable portrait of humanity in transition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 12, 2020
Because of Apted's long relationship with these people, such discussion does not feel exploitative; instead, we glimpse a rare, pure emotional honesty that may not even be shared with friends.
January 9, 2020
Kim Horton skillfully weaves together clips from past films - the participants' lives inside a fishbowl literally flashing before our eyes - and both Apted's narration and his gently needling, off-camera interrogations give you all the context you need.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 3, 2020
63 Up moves from brief profiles of one subject to the next, drawing on imagery from their entire lives in chronological order to contrast it with their present selves.
January 2, 2020
A fascinating watch and a unique social experiment.
January 1, 2020
When I was 27, I arrogantly predicted the series would be over at "35 Up" - and I'd be happy to be wrong again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 26, 2019
Collectively-especially now, with so many of them-the Up series paints a captivating portrait of the arc of a life
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 23, 2019
If you're coming to the series cold, there's enough filmed background to get you up to speed. And if you've become hooked at some point over the years, 63 Up makes for essential viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 20, 2019
The steadfast subjects-10 men and, still shockingly, only four women-have gone through the usual life changes.
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