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63 Up Reviews

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December 12, 2019
63 Up is anticlimactic and apolitical, and will go down as one of the weaker installments in this monumental saga.
December 19, 2019
Cherish 63 Up, like you cherish life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
January 2, 2020
A fascinating watch and a unique social experiment.
December 11, 2019
The Up Series is meticulously rendered time capsule of the Baby Boom generation, and one of the most important endeavors in film history, with 63 Up its most poignant chapter.
December 13, 2019
The film is a fascinating addition to the roads traveled but is well worth a standalone viewing experience. Extremely moving, take your tissues.
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.
December 13, 2019
Watching people age and reflect on that process is something all of us can relate to, and is at the heart of the movie's appeal.
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.
December 11, 2019
I'll never stop instantly running out to catch the next installment.
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.
December 1, 2019
The stories are ordinary and extraordinary, providing a global overview of life's milestones without the kind of granular detail that a daily diary entry might offer up.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 13, 2019
More monumental than just a study of the English class system: it's a long-term observation of the passage of time and the breadth of the human experience.
December 12, 2019
Director Michael Apted's interview style - warm, if a little dispassionate - keeps this material from being too maudlin.
June 5, 2019
The slow, methodical progress of the series down the decades has meant that it has steadily accumulated a strange power, as these lives of others have in some ways become merged with our own.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
June 10, 2019
We identify intensely because they are just like us and have had to negotiate the same experiences as us, and the series, which was once voted the greatest documentary of all time is, in effect, a meditation on what it is to be alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 13, 2019
At a time when TV schedules are flooded with low-rent reality offerings, 63 Up proved that it is possible to make thoughtful, poignant fly-on-the-wall programmes that educate and entertain without exploiting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 22, 2019
Throughout, the remaining participants take stock of private and career successes as well as perceived failures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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