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Upstream Color

  Unrated HD Closed Captioning

Shane Carruth

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Plot Summary

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 134
  • Fresh: 113
  • Rotten: 21
  • Average Rating: 7.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: If the movie is a bit of a mystery, so is Carruth. – Melissa Maerz, Entertainment Weekly, Dec 17, 2013

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. – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, Dec 17, 2013

Fresh: Should you see Upstream Color? A better question may be: How many times should you see it? – Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, Dec 17, 2013

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. – Wesley Morris, Grantland, Jan 3, 2014

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