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63 Up Reviews

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 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
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 23, 2020
This film and its predecessors are a mirror to all.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 19, 2019
The participants in Michael Apted's ongoing social experiment, which began with "Seven Up!" in 1964 and has become increasingly fascinating, have reached the age where they can see the approaching exit sign in their lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 19, 2019
Cherish 63 Up, like you cherish life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 10, 2019
[T]he real brilliance of "63 Up" and its predecessors isn't the light these movies shine on Tony, Jackie, John, Neil and the rest, but the mirror they hold up in front of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 6, 2019
Heartwarming... It's quite poignant.
December 6, 2019
It's very touching... There's a lot to love in this movie.
November 27, 2019
A melancholy reminder that nothing lasts forever.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
November 27, 2019
What's striking is not just the sturdy durability of family and community, but the fundamental decency of just about every participant in this long cultural experiment.
November 27, 2019
A perfectly satisfying summing-up of what's proven to be the surest motive for any of its participants to keep filling us in on their personal lives - they did it because time, love, and just enough fortune allowed it.
November 26, 2019
There's great pleasure in revisiting this series, seeing who turned out just fine and sometimes better than you might have expected or hoped.
November 25, 2019
Now back to look at its diverse group of Brits at age 63, the project is settling into a grandfatherly comfort.
November 11, 2019
So beautiful and bittersweet.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 5, 2019
If this is the final chapter, as Apted suggests it could be, it's a worthy cap to one of the boldest experiments in world cinema.
June 4, 2019
As much an examination of the prejudices and predispositions of Michael Apted as it is a reliable document of the lives in question, and the ways they have been lived. Still, it's a wonderful thing, this episodic reality, and it gets richer with time.