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A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 135
- Fresh: 114
- Rotten: 21
- Average Rating: 7.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: If the movie is a bit of a mystery, so is Carruth.
Fresh: Carruth's visual approach, saved from abstraction by his own rapid, forward-leaping editing, is extremely assured. Seimetz is a fine and expressively haunted actress. I look forward to the enigmas in Carruth's next picture.
Fresh: Should you see Upstream Color? A better question may be: How many times should you see it?
Rotten: What the movie points to is worth following until you're left with an enormous map that you spend the rest of the drive trying to refold.
This was my favorite film of 2013. Stylistically is beautiful, repulsive and hypnotic. It is equally so when it comes to substance. But, this is a true cinematic puzzle of a movie if ever there was one. Multiple viewings will be required to fully understand the plot and the cinematic metaphor at work here. Amazing. And, Shane Carruth did it all. …and he did it on a shoestring budget. To me, this is a cinematic masterpiece.
This is not a movie that a film lover can afford to miss.
Best movie of 2013
The word masterpiece is often overused but not by me and certainly not here. This is without a doubt the best film of 2013 and also one of the best films of this decade so far.